Reframing Self-Love with Kids Lit Author Jael Richardson

We are joined by author (and literary festival director) Jael Richardson to reframe all things kid lit! We talk about competition, faith, families, self-acceptance in our forties and, of course, books.

Jael is the author of the YA hit Gutter Child and the memoir The Stone Thrower, which was so popular it was eventually reformatted as a children's picture book. Her most recent book for kids is Because You Are. She is also the executive director of two literary festivals: The FOLD, and The FOLD Kids, which celebrate diverse authors and storytellers. These festivals are changing the literary landscape in Canada for the better.

The Stone Thrower (and the illustrated version with pictures by Matt James)
Gutter Child
Because You Are
The Sleeping Car Porter
by Suzette Mayr
The Break and The Strangers by Katherena Vermette
For more from Jael, check out her website and give her a follow on Twitter and Instagram