Listen to Black Voices and History

Listen to Black Voices and History

Amplifying Black voices, hosts, creators and authors through our A Kids Co. podcasts.

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Listen to Black Voices and History
  • Jelani Talks About Racism

    Jelani Memory, founder of A Kids Book About and author of A Kids Book About Racism, talks about knowing racism by how it makes you feel.

  • Nakita Talks About Emotions

    Nakita Simpson, author of A Kids Book About Emotions, talks about how everyone experiences emotions differently and for different reasons.

  • Warning Colors

    Is it true that monarch butterflies are poisonous? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Dr. Samuel Ramsey (aka Dr. Sammy or Dr. Buggs), an entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture.

  • Dem Bones

    Is it true that our bones make blood? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Maisha Ferguson, a pathologist’s assistant.

  • Ella (Happy)

    Let's talk about feeling happy. Ella shares a memory of her baby sister, and Dr. Lockhart and Nakita discuss how happiness can come with other emotions and feel overwhelming.

  • Leo (Fear + Confidence)

    Let’s talk about feeling fear. Leo shares a memory of finding courage, and Dr. Lockhart and Nakita discuss how doing hard things when we’re afraid can help us grow.

  • Orion Jean and The Race to Kindness

    Orion Jean uses his powers as an activator to help end book deserts through the Race to Kindness. Let’s learn how we can achieve incredible goals when we work together.

  • Kohen Lucero and Team End Racism

    Kohen Lucero uses his powers as an activator to promote books with diverse representation with Team End Racism. Let’s learn how you can start changing the world with a smile.

  • Why is the Climate Changing?

    Explore the basics of fossil-fueled climate change with hosts Zanagee and Olivia and special guest Dr. Heather Price. Let’s talk about the carbon budget and a livable future.

  • Who is Involved in the Climate Justice Movement?

    Hear from those active in the climate justice movement with hosts Zanagee and Olivia and special guest Levi Draheim. Let’s talk about the need for all voices to join together in achieving justice.

  • Jordan Talks About Systemic Racism

    Jordan Thierry, author of A Kids Book About Systemic Racism, talks about how systemic racism limited how he saw himself represented in film and career opportunities.

  • Ashley Talks About Divorce

    Ashley Simpo, author of A Kids Book About Divorce, talks about how children are never at fault when people get a divorce.

  • You've Got Snails!

    Is it true that snails have 1,000 teeth and can sleep for 10 years? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Dr. Holford, a scientist studying snail venom.

  • Kevin Talks About Belonging

    Kevin Carroll, author of A Kids Book About Belonging, talks about how belonging starts with having the self-confidence to be you wherever you are.

  • Charnaie Talks About Diversity

    Charnaie Gordon, author of A Kids Book About Diversity, talks about how we can embrace diversity by making sure everyone is included and that our differences are celebrated.

  • Jelani Talks About Fear

    Jelani Memory, author of A Little Book About Fear, talks about how fear is something we all face that can warn us and keep us safe and can also be something to overcome.

  • Stephen & Edmund Talk About Family

    Stephen Green, author, and Edmund Holmes, illustrator, of A Little Book About Family, talk about how family can be the people related to us and everyone we work to include in our community.

  • Laymon Talks About Failure

    Dr. Laymon Hicks, author of A Kids Book About Failure, talks about how experiencing failure is a necessary part of learning and growing that prepares us to succeed.

  • CJ Matthews and Blankies 4 My Buddies

    CJ Matthews uses his powers as an activator to purchase blankets for kids in hospitals or living in foster care. Let’s learn how we can be a beacon of hope to others.

  • Khloe Thompson and Khloe Kares

    Khloe Thompson uses her powers as an activator to help women experiencing homelessness Khloe Kares. Let’s learn how we can look for and respond to needs in our communities.