Our guest today is Meena Harris, founder and CEO of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign and author of a new children’s book, Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea. We talk about teaching young people to use their voice to make change, the need for diversity in children’s books, and what it was like witnessing her aunt, Kamala Harris, run for President of the United States.
The Stacks Book Club selection for July is Breathe by Imani Perry, we will discuss the book with Kiese Laymon on July 29th.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris and illustrated by Ana Ramírez González
- Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign
- Bishop O’Dowd High School
- Jesse Byrd
- “The Short Stacks 2: Jesse Bryd//Real Jungle Tales” (The Stacks)
- Jesse B Creative
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Clement Hurd
- Brown Bear by Bill Martin and illustrated by Eric Carle
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Rad American Women A-Z by Kate Schatz and illustrated by Miriam Klein Stahl
- Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli
- A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
- Marie Curie
- “Lashana Lynch Probably Isn’t the New James Bond, but She Is the New 007” (Amy Mackeldon, Harpers Bazaar)
- “Why I Was Never Excited for a Black James Bond” (Noel Ransome, Vice)
- Marley Dias
- Cesar Chavez
- “After 36 Days, Chavez Halts Protest Fast” (Louis Sahagun, The Los Angeles Times)
- The New York Times Best Seller List
- Ana Ramírez Gonzáles
- Vashti Harrison
- Little Leaders by Vashti Harrison
- Hair Love by Matthew Cherry and illustrated by Vashti Harrison
- Coco (Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina, 2017)
- Phenomenal Girl Sweatshirts
- Women’s March
- Kamala Harris
- Hair Love (Matthew A. Cherry and Bruce W. Smith, 2019)
- Matthew Cherry
- Bedtime Bonnet by Nancy Redd and illustrator Nneka Myers
- Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Daly and illustrated by David Roberts
- Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Daly and illustrated by David Roberts
- Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o and illustrated by Vashti Harrison
- The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad with S. K. Ali and illustrated by Hatem Aly
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- Green is a Chile Pepper by Roseanne Greenfield Thong and illustrated by John Parra
- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dalh and illustrated by Quentin Blake
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