This Is the Author S6 E44 Podcast Image Featuring Headshots of Chella Man, Joseph Bruchac, Tyler Feder
On the Podcast: Chella Man, Joseph Bruchac, and Tyler Feder

In this episode, meet actor and activist Chella Man, author of Continuum, musician Joseph Bruchac, author of Rez Dogs, and artist Tyler Feder, author of Bodies Are Cool. Tune in to hear these authors talk about writing for kids and teens and the importance of visibility, body positivity, and how we can better learn to care for both ourselves and others within a community.

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Author: Chella Man
Read By: Chella Man

In Continuum, fine artist, activist, and Titans actor Chella Man uses his own experiences as a deaf, transgender, genderqueer, Jewish person of color to talk about cultivating self-acceptance and acting as one’s own representation.

From the U.S.’s foremost indigenous children’s author comes Rez Dogs, a middle grade verse novel set during the COVID-19 pandemic, about a Wabanaki girl’s quarantine on her grandparents’ reservation and the local dog that becomes her best friend

Author: Tyler Feder
Read By: Tyler Feder

From the way a body jiggles to the scars a body bears, this picture book-on-audio is a pure celebration of all the different human bodies that exist in the world. Bodies are Cool highlights various skin tones, body shapes, and hair types is just the beginning in this truly inclusive audiobook.

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