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A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara
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Nov 10, 2016 | ISBN 9781609806934

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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

“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

Author Essay

Innosanto Nagara is being awarded the “Upstander New Talent Award” for A is for Activist from the 2013 Horace Mann Upstanders Book Awards

Watch Innosanto Nagara read A is for Ativist to his son here:

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