A is for Activist - by Innosanto Nagara

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Specifications

Number of Pages: 32

Format: Board Book

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Concepts

Publisher: Triangle Square

Book theme: Alphabet

Author: Innosanto Nagara

Language: English

Street Date: November 19, 2013
TCIN: 16098330
UPC: 9781609805395
Item Number (DPCI): 247-20-5654
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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About the Book



"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"--



Book Synopsis



One of NPR's Top 100 Book for Young Readers

"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.



Review Quotes




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 Alvarez, author 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




About the Author



INNOSANTO NAGARA's new-wave board books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be proactive citizens who are passionate about causes from environmental issues to LGBTQ rights and civil rights. Nagara was born and raised in Indonesia, and moved to the US in 1988. After studying zoology and philosophy at UC Davis, he 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, a worker-owned cooperative design studio in Oakland, California.
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3.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
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10 recommendations

don't waste your money.

1 out of 5 stars
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Lyn - 1 year ago
this book is dumb. it's ridiculous.
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Why wait?

5 out of 5 stars
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Twins 1 and 2 Dad - 2 years ago
It's naive to think that children aren't aware of race. Racial cultural literature is a rare find. By age 4 children start showing signs of racial bias. This book encourages children to ask questions. It provides honest age appropriate information.
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Best shower gift ever!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Smellyalater - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Best book I received for my baby shower. Definitely giving to all my friends when they have kids!
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1 out of 5 stars
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MC - 2 years ago
Terrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Michelle D - 2 years ago
S is for si si si! This is one of the best Children’s books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Also, feels good to be teaching my child letters according to our family values and beliefs.
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1 out of 5 stars
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thinkformyself - 2 years ago
What a load of crap! Indoctrinating your 4 year old.
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5 out of 5 stars
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- 2 years ago
Fantastic book for children of all ages! Great way to start implementing the right ideas about activism at an early age.
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5 out of 5 stars
- 2 years ago
Such a great book. Really great art and message!
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5 out of 5 stars
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RTobi - 3 years ago
In the wake of everything happening in our country, this book is a much needed addition. It is never too early to teach our children about justice and equality!
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1 out of 5 stars
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TL - 3 years ago
Whatever happened to A is for Apple. I thought this was a bit much for a young child learning their ABCs. while these conversations are necessary with a little bit older children, I would not read this too a very young child learning their ABCs.
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Ruth - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
I love this book, I feel it should be used in the school systems. We need to teach our children to fight for what they feel is right, but for everyone not just a certain race. All children love unconditionally, we should nurture that not destroy it.
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