A is for Activist: For the Next Generation of Progressives

An ABC board book for children and their parents that promotes social awareness and encourages action for positive change

By LatinoLA Contributor
Published on LatinoLA: October 14, 2014

A is for Activist: For the Next Generation of Progressives

"Full of wit, beauty, and fun, we can think of no better way to learn the alphabet." --Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, author/filmmaker

"Fun, funny, exquisitely illustrated and brilliantly written. . . . May a thousand young activists bloom!"
--Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Global Exchange and Code Pink

A is for Activist is an ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: kids who want to grow up in world that is safe, where activism, environmental justice, civil rights, and LGBTQ rights are respected.

The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make A is for Activist exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and social 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 of books. And there is the cat, who must be found on every page

MARTHA GONZ?üLEZ is a Chicana artivista (artist/activist), feminist music theorist, and Fulbright scholar who was born and raised in East Los Angeles. For the past seventeen years, she has been a singer and percussionist for the band Quetzal, a group that has made a considerable impact on Los Angeles's Chicano music scene. Their 2012 album Imaginaries won the GRAMMY?« for Best Latin rock, urban or alternative album. Gonzalez is a professor in the Chicano/a Latino/a Studies Department at SCRIPPS/Claremont College.

INNOSANTO NAGARA was born and raised in Indonesia and moved to the US in 1988 to study zoology and philosophy at UC Davis. 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. A is for Activist is Inno's first book. After Inno self-published to great acclaim and amazing sales in the fall of 2012, he decided to bring this book to Triangle Square in early 2013.

A de Activista
Written by Martha Gonzalez and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara
October 28, 2014
For readers of all ages
28 pp / paper over board / $9.99 / 978-1-60980-569-2
5.5" x 5x5" / Full-color illustrations throughout

Check out the amazing downloadable posters available online: One for the youngest readers and the other a tribute to activists throughout the ages.


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