A is for Activist
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These poor abused children are regularly subjected to board books like A is for Activist, in which, after a series of atrocious rhymes, they are bombarded with asinine slogans they can barely understand, like "Environmental justice is the way!" and "Creative Counter to Corporate Vultures."They are asked "Are you an Activist?"By the age of seven, the answer to the question is probably yes.
A is for activist : Nagara, Innosanto : Free Download, Borrow A is for activist : Nagara, Innosanto : Free Download, Borrow
She works for Tandem, Partners in Early Learning, a Bay Area not-for-profit that helps supply classrooms with multicultural and multilingual children’s books. Since learning faces is a key part of early childhood development, representation is particularly critical there.I love the different topics that are touched upon: co-ops, grassroots, equal rights, LGBTQ, and peace marches. I feel like it could be a great way to introduce a child to these topics which could then lead into a deeper discussion if it piques their curiosity. My son is still too young to understand any of it, but he sees that I enjoy reading it to him and that makes him excited. It truly is a refreshing read! It's fun to read words that resonate and can be spoken passionately. The rule of thumb for conservation educators and teachers is that up to grade 4, we teach children the GOOD only. The wise mentors teach to love all critters, the earth, and treat all living beings (including humans) with respect. In this vulnerable age, we do not brainwash them with terminology they do not understand or tell them what is the right opinion to have on an issue (whether it's an opinion we support or disagree with). We raise them to be their purest, kindest, and most wise selves. Children will naturally be empathetic, compassionate, respectful, and kind hearted with proper mentorship and without the need of ideological suggestions at such a young age. Publishers are on the hunt for diverse books, even as rightwing critics decry the supposed sullying of children’s literatures with politically correct dogma.
A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara A is for Activist – Innosanto Nagara
Bold and honest in its description of why sometimes we need to break the rules, it reminds all of us in this political moment that it is this generation that is inheriting this world from us—and thus there is no better time to learn about how breaking the rules can change this country for the better.”… Read More > Alicia Garza Alicia Garza Inno’s first book, A is for Activist, started a movement in social justice book publishing for children. After it came Counting on Community, then My Night in the Planetarium and The Wedding Portrait. M is for Movement is the fifth title written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara.So I will teach my children to be honorable human beings first. I will not mention anything in this book to them until they have enough of an understanding of morality and social interactions to be able to make their own calls on what seems right and what seems wrong. Then I will be confident that I have raised a conscious citizen of the planet, rather than someone who repeats a complex viewpoint they have been hearing since before they could speak properly. I wish this beautiful and inspiring book was around when my daughter was young, but fortunately there are plenty of cool children around today who will devour what Inno is serving up!”