24 minutes | Oct 27, 2020

PB&J Episode 7: Catchpoles Interview

Show Notes PB&J Catchpole Interview https://picturebookstagang.wordpress.com/ PB&J: Interview with Lucy and James Catchpole Episode summary:  Ale chats with Lucy and James Catchpole of the Catchpole Agency of Oxford England.  Lucy and James are a married team of disabled literary agents who represent Picture books and YA Fiction.  They can be found on Instagram, @thecatchpoles where they blog about books, family life, disability and disability representation in kidlit.  They also sometimes host a live singing playgroup! Multi talented! James is also releasing his first book “What Happened to you?” in 2021 about a boy with one leg fending off intrusive questions.  In today’s episode we chat about disability representation in kid lit, and James’ upcoming book! Topics discussed in this episode:  -Topic 1 Introduction to the Catchpoles [0:33] -Topic 2 Centring the disabled child in kid lit [2:36] -Topic 3 The trouble with Sensitivity Readers [5:55] -Topic 4  Disability Adjacent Authors are not #ownvoices [10:28] -Topic 5  James’ Inspiration and Book [16:59] Books, Resources, Etc. Mentioned Preorder James’ Book https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/What-Happened-to-You-by-James-Catchpole-Karen-George-illustrator/9780571358311 Follow the Catchpoles  On Instagram @thecatchpoles On Twitter @peachjamcloset Website http://www.thecatchpoleagency.co.uk/ Episode transcript: For a transcript of this audio recording head over to https://picturebookstagang.wordpress.com/ Catchpole Disability in KidLit Reviews can be found #KidLitCripCrit Thanks for Listening! – Subscribe to our podcast on Google, Apple, Spotify  – Follow us on Instagram @Picturebookstagang – Visit our website https://picturebookstagang.wordpress.com/ – Follow our hosts on Instagram @thetinyactivists @Inclusivestorytime @readwithriver
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