KidLit Podcast: Kat Yeh

Podcast Ep5: StoryMakers with Kat Yeh

On this episode of KidLit RADIO discover the sweet tale of two sisters who enter the national cooking contest with a million dollar prize on the line. Not only is this tale sweet, but so is this episode of StoryMakers, as Kat Yeh talks about the bond between sisters, her love of retro recipes, and the story that brings both together.

This year we were thrilled that Kat Yeh attended KidLit TV’s First Birthday Party and celebrated the joys of kid lit with us. Julie Gribble, founder of KidLit TV, also ran into Kat at the Indies First celebration at Books Of Wonder this year! Kat is a talented author who has a lot in store for the kid lit world. So sit back and relax while you listen to this yummy episode of KidLit RADIO and enjoy. We hope you follow along with the Twinkie Pie recipe as we venture into the KidLit TV kitchen. And if you do, be sure to share your pictures with us on KidLit TV!

A Teacher’s Guide for The Truth About Twinkie Pie!

KidLit TV team member, Marcie Colleen created this fun activity for parents and educators. Be sure to click HERE to view the guide! And be sure to visit Marcie’s website to find more fun Teacher Guides for all kinds of genres and reading levels!Kat Yeh Podcast

Discussion points, activities, and writing prompts to help educators use The Truth About Twinkie Pie as a classroom read aloud or as a selection for independent reading. Great for book clubs, too!


Take two sisters making it on their own: brainy twelve-year-old GiGi (short for Galileo Galilei, a name she never says out loud) and junior-high-dropout-turned-hairstylist DiDi (short for Delta Dawn). Add a million dollars in prize money from a national cooking contest and a move from the trailer parks of South Carolina to the Gold Coast of New York. Mix in a fancy new school, new friends and enemies, a first crush, and a generous sprinkling of family secrets.

That’s the recipe for “The Truth About Twinkie Pie,” a voice-driven middle grade debut about the true meaning of family and friendship.

Watch the Video for this Episode HERE!

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