Empowering Young Lives: The Role of Books in Building Resilience & Identity featuring Matthew Paul Turner

The Bold Creatives Collective Podcast by TJ Walsh

Episode notes

On this episode of the BCC Podcast, we sit down with renowned children's book author, Matthew Paul Turner and explore the impact his work has on young readers AND the children within us all.

Matthew and I discuss the current challenges children face in diverse environments, addressing issues like stress, overwhelm, and unique obstacles experienced by children of color, those with different abilities, LGBTQ kids, and others. He passionately highlights the essential role of empowering words in building up young minds, instilling confidence, and guiding them through the complexities of life.

Matthew shares his personal journey, revealing that while he initially thought he was writing for his own kids, he was also speaking to the inner child within himself that yearned for affirmation and acceptance. He speaks to the emot ... 

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