Family, Culture, and KidLit – a Conversation with Shveta Thakrar

Family, Culture, and KidLit

This month’s video is a conversation with Shveta Thakrar, a fantasy and YA author whose work has appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies including Enchanted Living, Uncanny Magazine, A Thousand Beginnings and Endings, and Toil & Trouble. Her debut young adult fantasy novel, Star Daughter, is forthcoming from HarperTeen in summer 2020.

She talks with K. Tempest Bradford about the narrow cultural framework in which families are portrayed and dealt with in kidlit (Young Adult and Middle Grade) and why that “default” doesn’t ring true to her.

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