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Episode Info: Karina and Matthew talk about the homelessness epidemic, how homelessness affects children, and the need for greater representation of poverty and homelessness in children's literature. Joining is special guest Alicia D. Williams, author of Genesis Begins Again.This episode is sponsored by Dough Boys, another #BooksForTheMiddle by Paula Chase and by Book Riot Insiders.Subscribe to the podcast via RSS, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Stitcher.To get even more kidlit news and recommendations, sign up for our The Kids Are All Right newsletter!RELEVANT LINKS:National Center on Family HomelessnessUnderstand HomelessnessNational Alliance to End HomelessnessNational Coalition for the HomelessStandUp for KidsFamily PromiseAlicia D. WilliamsBOOKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW:Picture Books:The Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena; illustrated by Christian RobinsonStill a Family by Brenda Reeves Sturgis; illustrated by Jo-Shin LeeA Shelter in Our Car by Monica Gunning; illustrated by Elaine PedlarMiddle Grade:Towers Falling by Jewell Parker RhodesThe Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann BradenParked by Danielle SvetcovThe Exact Location of Home by Kate MessnerThe Bridge Home by Padma VenkatramenLet us know what books or topics you've been sharing this week, or if you have a suggestion or book recommendation for an upcoming episode. Find us on email (, Twitter (@KarinaYanGlaser and @MatthewWinner), or Instagram (@KarinaIsReadingAndWriting and @MatthewCWinner).See for privacy information....

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