Authored By Us™

Authored By Us™

Authored By Us™ is a weekly podcast where we meet the authors behind the children's books telling the stories about characters of color and of different cultural experiences. Each week, join our host, author, Zenzi Hodge, as we turn the pages of these bookshelf gems and hear from their authors who understand that stories of diverse experience truly come to life when Authored By Us.

Recent Episodes

[ENCORE] There's a Bee in My Book Bag!: A Tale with Two Sides - Lisa Suber

Oct. 14, 2021

"I grab my book bag. Hey ... what's that sound? There's a bee in my book bag. This is REALLY bad!" Sounds like a tale easy to understand. You find a bee in your book bag, I think you know what to do. But not so fast, w…

A Conversation with Kwame Alexander

Oct. 7, 2021

With over 35 books, we could have picked any one of these gems for this week's episode featuring best selling author Kwame Alexander, but The Crossover is where it all started for our host, Zenzi Hodge. Tune in for a Conver…

Chef Toussaint - David Miller

Oct. 1, 2021

Welcome to Season 2 of Authored By Us! We are "cooking" up some creative and entertaining fun with this week's author David Miller as he shares his new book, Chef Toussaint . Chef Toussaint isn't just a whiz in the kitchen…

Guest: David Miller

The Discussion: A Necessary Dialogue for Change - Cedric Threatt

May 26, 2021

How many friends do you have? Do they all look like your or are they different from you? Do you share the same thoughts, goals, and values? Author Cedric L. Threatt shows us the importance of sitting down and talking with so…

You Can Become a Doctor Too - Dr. Christina T. Rosenthal

May 19, 2021

Before Career Day at his school, Art and his classmates believe becoming a doctor is impossible. After listening to the doctors, this all changes. Join us as we talk with author, Dr. Christina T. Rosenthal as she shares her…

Do You See the Monster Under My Bed? - Chinwe Mbonu

May 12, 2021

Many children around the world have often wondered what lies underneath their beds at night. In this story, Chuka and his Dad try to uncover what lurks in the darkness underneath his bed. Join Chuka and Dad for the ride to s…

Guest: Chinwe Mbonu

Recent Blog Posts

Why Authored By Us Matters™

Reading is more than fundamental. It’s gift that opens up the imagination and exposes the reader to worlds they could never imagine. On January 20,…