Social Justice for Kids Books

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3 years & up. These books are the first two written by activist Innosanto Nagara. A is for Activist was originally written for Nagara’s child, but once published, it became an instant hit. 3 years later, Counting on Community came out celebrating communities.

A is for Activist

This book calls parents and children to action and support social justice movements as well as inspires hope for the future. Covering hard topics, this book opens the door to progressive conversations from LGBTQ and civil rights to environmental issues. Board book. 32 pages.

Counting on Communities

Children are encouraged to observe the value in their communities through this creatively designed counting book. Images of diversity and community activities guide readers through their counting journey on piñata to ten hens. Board book. 24 pages.

For more information on the author and the power of his books, check out the author section.

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. He is the author of the national bestseller A is for Activist and its follow-up, Counting on Community

His first book A is for Activist has received praise from many sources for its forward-looking message and introducing dynamic issues to young readers and opening the door for conversations between educators and parents to children. Counting on Communities was wrote to show readers the beauty of communities and the power they hold.