“Hello World.” It’s the first phrase you learn to write in any new programming language. Now it’s the first phrase I’m writing in this blog about Kidlit books and politics. I was in the middle of reading some very scholarly adult books about politics in preparation for writing a Middle Grade novel about a political event when I thought about creating this blog. I’m writing the blog for the same reason I’m researching the book: I find politics fascinating and I hope I can help make it fascinating to kids. So in addition to reading my scholarly books, I’ll be reading kids books about politics and writing about those books here in this blog.