16 minutes | Oct 13th 2020

You Get To Decide What Kind of Magic You Bring Into the World

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Nic Stone, best-selling young adult author, says she never saw characters like herself in books growing up. That’s why she’s on a mission to make sure every child feels represented by the books on their bookshelf. Her latest book, Dear Justyce, tells the story of a Black boy who ends up in juvenile detention after confessing to the murder of a police officer. Plus, Nic shares her #1 piece of parenting advice. “I think that the best thing that we can do for our children is to create in them a desire for awareness,” she says. “And I'm not just talking about awareness of the world and how the world functions, but also an awareness of themselves, an awareness of their emotions, an awareness of other human beings and their emotions.”  You can follow Nic Stone on Instagram @nicstone or on Twitter @getnicced.    Support the show by checking out our sponsors! You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527.    Interested in learning more about Nic and what she does? Check out the links below:  Buy Nic’s latest book, Dear Justyce, here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/594995/dear-justyce-by-nic-stone/.  Read Nic’s 2018 Huffington Post article ‘To Be Black And #Woke Is To Be In A Rage All The Time:’ https://www.huffpost.com/entry/opinion-mike-brown-rage-racism_n_5b6992cee4b0de86f4a52959.  Listen to Scott Simon’s recent interview with Nic Stone on NPR’s Weekend Edition: https://www.npr.org/2020/09/26/917185916/nic-stone-discusses-her-new-childrens-novel-dear-justyce.    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at hey@lemonadamedia.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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