Our Pod

Here at the Pod, we share thoughts and opinions about the growing need for diversity in
children’s literature. As we get rooted, we will feature stories about Mighty Girls and Gentle Warriors of Change. Please stay a while, and join the conversation.

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July 9, 2020

Interview with Supriya Kelkar – Children’s Author + Screenwriter

Our Seeds of Knowledge Series hopes to share the voice of creators in children’s publishing and also, offer guidance to aspiring writers and illustrators. This kind of […]
June 1, 2020

13 Children’s Books To Talk About Anti-Black Racism

This is not just another book list. Anti-Black racism has been an inequity issue for many years and systemic barriers have affected Black youth acutely. There […]
June 1, 2020

Unpacking Race and Injustice from Coast to Coast

When we emigrated to Canada from England, I taught at a private Montessori school in Toronto for a couple of years. I remember a family approaching […]
May 7, 2020

Interview with Tajinder Kalia – Children’s Author

Our Seeds of Knowledge Series hopes to share the voice of creators in children’s publishing and also, offer guidance to aspiring writers and illustrators. This kind of […]
May 4, 2020

Interview with Misha Blaise – Children’s Author + Illustrator

Our Seeds of Knowledge Series hopes to share the voice of creators in children’s publishing and also, offer guidance to aspiring writers and illustrators. This kind of […]
March 24, 2020

Interview with Meenal Patel – Children’s Author + Illustrator

Our Seeds of Knowledge Series hopes to share the voice of creators in children’s publishing and also, offer guidance to aspiring writers and illustrators. This kind of […]
March 16, 2020

Self-Publishing Diverse Children’s Books: Lessons Learned [Part 4]

A four part series providing lessons learned along the journey of independently publishing my children’s books. There were many bloggers who took a chance on me […]
February 24, 2020

Self-Publishing Diverse Children’s Books: Lessons Learned [Part 3]

A four part series providing lessons learned along the journey of independently publishing my children’s books.   Having run a small press over the last ten […]
February 19, 2020

Self-Publishing Diverse Children’s Books: Lessons Learned [Part 2]

A four part series providing lessons learned along the journey of independently publishing my children’s books.   Do Lived Experiences Even Matter? A decade ago, when […]
February 17, 2020

Self-Publishing Diverse Children’s Books: Lessons Learned [Part 1]

A four part series providing lessons learned along the journey of independently publishing my children’s books.   As a classroom teacher of colour, it had been […]
November 7, 2018

Human Connection – Bandi Chhor Divas

This has been a year of advocate voices rising. It’s been a time of people recognizing that change can only happen through action. We have been […]
August 2, 2018

Facing Hate and Discrimination While Wearing a Dastaar

Before venturing out on the very first printing of A Lion’s Mane, I had reached out to Waris Singh Ahluwalia. I did not anticipate a response […]