MPR's Marianne Combs interviews poet Bao Phi and illustrator Thi Bui about their children's book, "A Different Pond," a 2018 Caldecott Honor Book. The book depicts a father and son going on early morning fishing trips to a pond in Minneapolis, and a father's story about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. Combs also interviews Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen, Professor of Library and Information Science of St. Catherine University, regarding diversity in children's literature. In the latter half of the segment, Dr. Dahlen also answers listener questions.
Bao Phi is a Vietnamese-American spoken word artist, writer, and poet, who resides in Minneapolis and has published two books of poetry, Song I Sing and Thousand Star Hotel. Thi Bui is a Vietnamese-American illustrator based in California. Her works include a graphic novel, The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir, a national bestseller.