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A is for Activist by [Innosanto Nagara]

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A is for Activist Counting on Community Together M is for Movement Oh, the Things We're For! My Night in the Planetarium
A is for Activist Counting on Community Together M is for Movement Oh, the Things We're For! My Night in the Planetarium
Description The bestselling ABC book that promotes social awareness. Don't miss the cat on each page! A counting book that reflects diversity and embraces community. A breathtakingly simple poem of universal experience shows us the transformative power of collective action. A lavishly illustrated memoir of activism and revolution. A new book by the author of A is for Activist is a rhyming, boldly illustrated vision of a better world. A high-adventure, true story from the author's childhood in Indonesia.
Formats available Available as a board book, a hardcover picture book, and in a Spanish-language edition. Board book Board book Hardcover picture book Hardcover picture book Hardcover picture book
Author, Illustrator Innosanto Nagara Innosanto Nagara Mona Damluji. Innosanto Nagara Innosanto Nagara Innosanto Nagara Innosanto Nagara
Ages 3 - 7 years 3 - 7 years 3 - 7 years 8 - 12 years 4 - 8 years 5 - 8 years old

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"Finally! A sassy and heartwarming board book to teach our children the alphabet of humane values. Innosanto Nagara knows that activism begins in the cradle, but to be sustainable, it has to be wide-ranging, deep-rooted, and based ultimately on a sense of fun and community. A is for Activist covers all this ground with a playful rhyming style that makes you want to turn the pages and read the book over and over again.The illustrations are so colorful, beautifully executed, little works of art in and of themselves. What a great book for children of all ages.Julia Alvarezauthor of A Wedding in Haiti: the Story of a Friendship and How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

"Memorable, often humorous poems that teach the alphabet through activist political examples. Never too early to expose your children to justice." Viet Thanh Nguyen in Vulture.com

"Full of wit, beauty, and fun, we can think of no better way to learn the alphabet." —Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, author of The Shock Doctrine /filmmaker 

"Fun, funny, exquisitely illustrated and brilliantly written with a message that is sure to resonate with kids. May a thousand young activists bloom!" —Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and Code Pink

"I wish this beautiful and inspiring book was around when my daughter was young, but fortunately there were plenty of cool children around today who will devour what Inno is serving up!" —Dan Zanes, Grammy Award-winning artist of Catch that Train!

"The alliteration and rhymes have the rhythm and fun of standard ABC books, burrowing into little ears and prompting memorization and spontaneous recitation." YES! Magazine

"A is for Activist offers an opportunity for parents to explore their values with their children. At this time in history we need books for children that use words like justice, ally, freedom, and advocate." —Rona Renner, RN, parent educator, and host of Childhood Matters radio show

"A is for Activist speaks to the possibilities of change, of proactive parenting, of creating community, and of celebrating our collective histories. This book is rad!" —Tomas Moniz, writer/editor Rad Dad, a zine on radical parenting

“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



From School Library Journal

Gr 4 Up—Not your typical alphabet board book, this one packs a powerful message both visually as well as verbally. Each spread presents a letter and a bit of social commentary urging children to take a stand against war and violence, develop an awareness of our environment, and promote acceptance and equality for all cultures, races, religions, genders, and walks of life. For example, "A is for Activist./Advocate. Abolitionist. Ally./Actively Answering A call to Action." "Y is for You. And Youth./Your planet. Your rights/Your future. Your truth./Y is for Yes. Yes! Yes! Yes!" Despite the format, this introduction to social justice is best suited to older children, who will need plenty of explanation and discussion to help them understand issues such as feminism or workers' rights. Nagara relies upon colorful illustrations—many representing the energy behind activism with arms and fists raised—lots of alliteration, and rhyming for each letter and idea. An ever-present black cat hiding or prowling on each letter's page seeks to hold listeners' interest as well. An unusual offering that may plant the seeds for and spark discussions about activism.—Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00DIGNCNU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Triangle Square; Brdbk edition (November 5, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 5, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3417 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Not enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Innosanto Nagara was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia. He came to the US to study zoology and philosophy at UC Davis. He then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked as a graphic designer for a range of social change organizations before founding the Design Action Collective. Design Action is a worker-owned studio in Oakland, California, that is dedicated to serving the Movement for social change. Inno lives in a co-housing community in Oakland where his child is the youngest of eight children to be born into the household.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Please do not buy this book if you are offended by ideas of equality, social justice..........
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