This alphabet book features notable people and events within social justice movements. The artwork really pops and there is so much happening on each page that families can reread the book often and get something new out it each time. (Given how often tiny tots like to reread favorite books, this is a major selling point.) More than that, the content provides dozens of jumping-off points for conversations about social movements and history. Let’s not forget the game included in the book: find the cat on each page!
A is for Activist is meant for parents whose politics lean left to share with their children. If your politics lean in another direction, this book may not be the book for you. Thankfully, Danville Public Library’s Children’s Department has dozens of Alphabet books. You are sure to find the perfect fit for your family!
Review by Jessica A.