Episode EIGHT! Rewriting the Stories that Shape Us: an Essay by Susan Van Metre

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Welcome to episode eight of our kidlitwomen* podcast! Every week this podcast will feature an essay about an issue in the children's literature community (Monday) and a discussion about the essay (Wednesday). 

In this episode, editor Susan Van Metre reads her essay "Rewriting the Stories that Shape Us"  You can read Susan's essay in its entirety HERE. Tune in for Wednesday’s episode with a discussion with Susan about this essay.

About Susan Van Metre


Susan Van Metre is the Executive Editorial Director of Walker Books, a new division of Candlewick Press. Previously she was at Abrams, where she edited EL DEAFO by Cece Bell, the Origami Yoda series by Tom Angleberger, the Internet Girls series by Lauren Myracle, THEY SAY BLUE by Jillian Tamaki, and the Questioneers series by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Pete Fornatale, and their daughter and Lab mix.


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