One Bad Mother
Every family has its own way of doing things and, now that our kids are old enough to compare our homes to their friends', suddenly there's a whole list of ways in which we, our kids' parents, ARE MONSTERS. Plus, Biz paves the way for weekend fun and Theresa visits a real forest. And we talk with writer Nefertiti Austin about her experience adopting children as a single woman of color.
 
In reference to our conversation with Nefertiti, here are some book recommendations from Gwen Glazer of the New York Public Library. These books are for children ages 10+, featuring protagonists who are people of color. Note these are categorized by gender -- the first listed are books featuring boy/male leads and below that are books featuring girl/female leads. As with any book, parents should read first to make sure it is suitable for your child. Thank you, Gwen!
 
Featuring boy/male leads:
 
As Brave as You by Jason Reynolds (Nefertiti after the show found this as well through her local librarian) 
The Crossover and Booked by Kwame Alexander (these might skew older​ -- for a mature 10yo only​) 
The Cruisers series by Walter Dean Myers​
Kinda Like Brothers by Coe Booth​
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis​
 
Featuring girl/female leads:
 
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia 
Flygirl by Sherri L. Smit 
Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes 
The Jumbies series by Tracy Baptiste 
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis  
Zora and Me by Victoria Bond
 
Nefertiti Austin:

http://muthamagazine.com/author/nefertiti-austin/
http://www.essence.com/authors/nefertiti-austin

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Show Music

Opening theme: Summon the Rawk, Kevin MacLeod (http://www.incompetech.com)

Ones and Zeros, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://www.awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Mom Song, Adira Amram, Hot Jams For Teens (http://www.adiraamram.com, avail on iTunes)

Telephone, Awesome, Beehive Sessions (http://awesomeinquotes.com, also avail on iTunes)

Closing music: Mama Blues, Cornbread Ted and the Butterbeans

Direct download: obm20episode2020120-204_18_172C209.0320PM.mp3
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