A is for Activist

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Seven Stories Press, 2013 - JUVENILE NONFICTION - 28 pages
“Reading it is almost like reading Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, but for two-year olds—full of pictures and rhymes and a little cat to find on every page that will delight the curious toddler and parents alike.”—Occupy Wall Street


A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.

The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while teaching them a love for books.

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User Review  - ebrossette - LibraryThing

This is not a typical alphabet book. It focuses on equal rights, LGBTQ+ rights, peaceful protests, wealth inequality, immigrant rights, democracy, and other social issues. I loved the rhythm of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

This is an alphabet board book which is good for anyone on the liberal left from babies up to senior citizens, It's a very cute book that says it all. I like the black cat that hides on every page! Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Born and raised in Indonesia, INNOSANTO NAGARA moved to the US in 1988 to study zoology and philosophy at the University of California, Davis. After graduating, he moved to the Bay Area, where he continues to live and work as a graphic designer. He is the founder of the Design Action Collective in Oakland, a worker-owned cooperative design studio dedicated to “serving the Movement.” Before his own son was born, Nagara helped to raise eight children in the North Oakland cohousing community where he resides, so the author had time to “study” a lot children's books prior to penning his own:A is for Activist, an ABC board book for the kids of the 99%.

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