"This is Not a Book About Body Positivity. This is Not a Book About Ballet."
Today Virginia is chatting with Vashti Harrison, number one New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator of Little Leaders, Little Dreamers, and Little Legends — about her newest picture book, Big.
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BUTTER & OTHER LINKS
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Kids’ books feature talking animals more often than they feature Black kids.
Girlhood Interrupted study from Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality
Sulwe by Lupita Niyong’o,
Virginia's piece about revisiting Eloise with her daughter.
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The Burnt Toast Podcast is produced and hosted by Virginia Sole-Smith. Follow Virginia on Instagram.Burnt Toast transcripts and essays are edited and formatted by Corinne Fay, who runs @SellTradePlus, an Instagram account where you can buy and sell plus size clothing.The Burnt Toast logo is by Deanna Lowe.Our theme music is by Jeff Bailey and Chris Maxwell.Tommy Harron is our audio engineer.Thanks for listening and for supporting anti-diet, body liberation journalism.
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