How We Help Your Shelf

Check It Out:

Kit works with nonprofits and cultural institutions to ensure the availability of vibrant, inclusive stories for their patrons. Projects include:

  • Curator, 81st St. Studio Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Team member + literary curator, Pride and Less Prejudice
  • Curriculum refresh, FRESHFARM FoodPrints
  • Summer Reading Lists, Horizons Greater Washington (K-8)
  • K-5th grade project for the Barksdale Reading Institute and Mississippi Children’s Museum on behalf of First Book
  • Extensive school and family materials to build National PTA’s Family Reading Experience
  • Educators’ Guide & Historical Fiction Brochure, Red Stars, and Teaching Guide, Closer to Nowhere, Penguin Random House

Novel Ideas for Families:

Are you struggling to keep up with a prolific reader? Finding it hard to get your child excited about reading? Whether you’re looking to stock a teen’s bedside table, re-energize family read-alouds, fill a baby’s first bookshelf, or gift your grandchild something sure to fit, Kit will help you find the book solution that suits your reader.

“I always feel smarter, more informed and excited to start some new books after time spent with you. Thank you for sharing your love for books with us and our children. You are amazing.”

Listen Up:

Kit appears regularly on SiriusXM Kids Place Live offering thematic and interstitial book recommendations as the station’s Librarian in Residence. You can also find her reading lists alongside every episode of the award-winning STEM podcast Wow in the World and the history-based podcast Who When Wow!.


Kit is a skilled moderator at conferences. Recent presentations include:

  • 2023 NCTE: “Creating Classroom Community and Connections with Novels in Verse” and 2023 ALAN Roundtable: Reading Up (Advanced middle grade readers)
  • 2023 ALA Annual Conference: “Listen to Win” (Audiobooks) and “Graphic Novel Retellings”
  • Johns Hopkins University: “Libraries, Youth Literature, and LGBTQ+ Families: Who Decides?”
  • 2023 U.S. Book Show: “Greeking Out”
  • 2023 LibLearnX: “Spotlighting a Monthly All-School One-Book Program”
  • 2022 NCTE: Build Your Stack: “New and Awesome Audio”
  • 2022 AASL/ISS: “Summer Reading Recommendations for Teens”
  • 2022 ALA Annual Conference: “New Voices in YA”
  • 2022 Audio Publishers Association: “The Art and Science of Audio Awards Judging”

In Circulation:

You can find Kit’s book recommendations on Instagram @KitonLit and via Bookshop, and in the press at:

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If you’re interested in working with Kit, please reach out.