Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: A Is For Activist and Counting on Community

Good morning!  This installment of Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club features board books for babies by Innosanto Nagara.  

Mr. Nagara's A Is For Activist is a board book for babies in the style of alphabet books for babies everywhere, but with a twist - each letter stands for a word that is part of the vocabulary of activism and citizenship - "G is for grassroots", etc.  It is quite the favorite among activist parents.

Even better, in my opinion, is its more recent companion book, Counting on Community. This board book for babies by Mr. Nagara is a counting book that invites children to count people in their community ("urban farmers") and things they all share (bicycle helmets, chickens).  While A Is For Activist includes a lot that parents are going to enjoy more than kids will, Counting on Community is right on a little one's level and can probably be gifted to your nephew without annoying his mother, irregardless of her politics.

Both books are excellent additions to your subversive baby's library.

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