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Hey Black Child: The Podcast

By Lakshmi Hutchinson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Young hosts celebrate Black history-makers past and present.

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This is a creative and informative podcast for children who want to learn about Black history as well as current-day African American innovators and heroes. When listening to Hey Black Child: The Podcast it is clear how much effort Avery and Jackson put into preparing for each episode, and their enthusiasm and love of learning is infectious. They stress the importance of knowing your history—especially the parts that may not be taught in school. They also do a good job of making discussions of complex topics like racism and social justice kid-friendly without oversimplifying. It's rare to find a show hosted by kids that actually works to keep adults interested too, but this podcast manages that and lends itself to further family conversation about the issues.

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