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by Innosanto Nagara

  • ISBN: 1609805399
  • Category: Сhildren's books
  • Author: Innosanto Nagara
  • Subcategory: Early Learning
  • Other formats: mobi rtf lrf doc
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Triangle Square; Brdbk edition (November 19, 2013)
  • FB2 size: 1747 kb
  • EPUB size: 1225 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 746
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Innosanto Nagara has written and illustrated five children’s books for progressive families. A is for Activist was his first book-written originally just for his own child but became a surprise bestseller

Innosanto Nagara has written and illustrated five children’s books for progressive families. A is for Activist was his first book-written originally just for his own child but became a surprise bestseller. Innosanto Nagara was born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, and moved to the . in 1988 to study zoology at UC Davis. But instead of becoming a zoologist he became an activist and a graphic designer. Portfolio Articles Interviews.

When I bring books into our home, I want beautiful books that are going to remain relevant and meaningful and reflect respect for children and a vision of a sound world

When I bring books into our home, I want beautiful books that are going to remain relevant and meaningful and reflect respect for children and a vision of a sound world. A is for Activist was an easy choice!" - -Maya Christina Gonzalez, author and illustrator of Mi Colores, Mi Mundo. A de Activista is an important tool that re-enforces core educational standards and will inspire children towards civic participation in their communities and throughout the world!"

Innosanto Nagara, author.

Innosanto Nagara, author.

A is for Activist is an ABC board book for the next generation of progressives: Families that want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights.

A is for Activist is an ABC board book for the next generation of progressives: Families that want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and so on. Get A Copy. Stores ▾. Audible Barnes & Noble Walmart eBooks Apple Books Google Play Abebooks Book Depository Alibris Indigo Better World Books IndieBound.

Innosanto Nagara is a children's author, activist, and graphic designer

Innosanto Nagara is a children's author, activist, and graphic designer. He is the author of the bestselling alphabet book A is for Activist as well as the other children's books Counting on Community, My Night in the Planetarium, and the newly released The Wedding Portrait. He is also the founder of Design Action Collective. According to NPR, Nagara began writing children's books upon realizing that he could not find "a fun book" that "talked about the importance of social justice.

Innosanto Nagara is raising funds for A is for Activist! on Kickstarter! A social justice themed ABC book that you can read . Estimated delivery Sep 2012.

Innosanto Nagara is raising funds for A is for Activist! on Kickstarter! A social justice themed ABC book that you can read to your kids ages 0-3+ .

A is for Activist book

A is for Activist book. 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.

Author/Illustrator: A is for Activist, Counting on Community, M. .

Author/Illustrator: A is for Activist, Counting on Community, My Night in the Planetarium, The Wedding Portrait. Design Action Collective.

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“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 StreetA 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.
Reviews about A is for Activist (7):
Ahieones
I bought this book for my son, and there are parts of it that are wonderful. The illustrations are beautiful and overall it does a great job of introducing many justice concepts to young children. However, I think it struggles with not knowing its audience.

Some pages are perfect for the board-book set. The "K" page - "Kings are fine for storytime/knights are fun to play/but when we make decisions/we will choose the people's way" - is one of my favorites. It's a great, age-appropriate introduction to anti-imperialism. The "W" page has an absolutely beautiful poem about celebrating diversity. Several pages have a very lyrical rhythm to the writing that reminds me of rap music or spoken word poetry and is very fun to read.

Others, however, aren't really age appropriate. The "R" page, for example, uses a facetious/sarcastic tone that is way beyond the understanding of young children, especially when it's such a departure from the tone of the rest of the book. The "S" page has a great little poem celebrating solar power, but follows it up with "silly selfish scoundrels sucking on dinosaur sludge? Boo! Hiss!", a line I could easily imagine leading to a rather upsetting conversation for a sensitive preschooler, since right now the vast majority of families simply don't have access to fully sustainable power sources. The "D" page references, and is solely illustrated by, the donkey/elephant symbols of American party politics, which besides being internationally limiting is way over the heads of the target audience.

On the more academic side of things, there's the issue that this is, ostensibly, an *alphabet* book. The page for "U" - which says "U is for..." for several "W" words before correcting itself - drives my teacher sensibilities crazy. Ditto for the illustration for the "T" page, which doesn't depict any of the objects-starting-with-T that the text lists.

And while I wouldn't take off stars just for this, I do think there was a missed opportunity here for some parent education...I'd have loved to see a page in the back listing brief descriptions of the people mentioned in the text. There were some I'm not familiar with, and a little more to go on for looking them up would have been useful (there are several names on the "J" page, in particular, that I'm not sure if they're meant to reference specific individuals or not).

It's a great concept, and overall I like it and intend to keep it on my bookshelf, but I'm definitely bummed about the varying quality of writing from one page to the next.
Mustard Forgotten
Shouldn’t we focus on teaching our young preschoolers empathy and proactive problem solving and focus less on anger and strife? The world is an awful place, and yes we need to teach our kids to help change it, but they are still kids and it’s also our job to protect them from awful things, at least to an extent. I don’t think calling for violent revolution and demeaning the opposition do that.

Many large buzzwords are used that will thrill and excite the reader, but young listeners will be lost. There are no explanations for the long strings of words far beyond the preschool comprehension.

It’s a lovely message that should have perhaps been formatted and presented for a older age group with a more sophisticated sense of right and wrong.

I must say I much prefer Counting on Community and the way it normalized proactive steps and highlights the good.
GAZANIK
I ordered this book as a gift for my friend's 2 year old daughter (another book for her collection, and I figured my friend would definitely appreciate the message). I still plan on giving it to them, but after reading the full book once it arrived, I'm not as excited about it. Some of the pages are well-done and well-written, but other pages aren't quite up to par and seem as if the author was grasping at straws to just find something to write related to the letter. The quality is great and I love the artwork on the illustrations. I'm giving this 3 stars because while I appreciate the message and the author's intent, some of the writing falls incredibly flat and a bit on the derogatory side.
Zieryn
I should have read it prior to buying. It is not a quality book. Some of the descriptions are weird. Also, it had jicama listed under letter "h". I wouldn't recommend. I gave it three stars though because some of the pages are informative and might spark interesting conversation.
Qudanilyr
This is a wonderful book for an older picture book reader.
The poetry is syncopated and invites all sorts of fun from the presenter.
The words are often big and meaningful which children usually love -- and which opens the possibility of discussions about all sorts of important issues. And, yes, children love discussing big things.
I look froward to my grandson being a little older than 8 months, so that I can read it to him. Often.
Coirad
Love this! Bought it for my niece so that she can learn about activism at an early age.
Querlaca
Spine and edges ripped and damaged. Disappointed.
We love books in our house and I love the idea of exposing my child to various viewpoints, words and ideas. Even so, the book has some pretty heavy material. A great way to have conversations with your child about ideas you might not encounter otherwise, at least not at this age.

Also it takes a very harsh stance on some topics which may be inappropriate for children. For example such strong negatives towards anyone who uses conventional power sources. (BOO, HISS! etc). I prefer the pages that advovate for change without quite so much negatively towards existing practicies to children who can't weigh other factors on complicted issues.

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