A breathtakingly simple poem of universal experience shows us the transformative power of collective action.
a vision of the world we want for our children, one in which all living
things flourish, our communities thrive, and justice prevails.”—Ibram
X. Kendi, author of Antiracist Baby
social justice kids book pioneer Innosanto Nagara teams up with poet
and activist Mona Damluji for a stunningly tender and pitch-perfect
visual feast that juxtaposes individual action with the power of people
acting together. Each of the ten free-verse couplets in the poem is
spread across four pages of imagery, to make a unique and different kind
of board book for young kids to discover with their families.
The first illustrated book in which Nagara applies his extraordinary visual imagination to words not his own, Together
is simplicity itself—a poem about the transformational change that
happens when people stop acting alone and start doing things together.
Together is Nagara’s third board book, following the immensely popular
social justice board books A is for Activist and Counting on Community.
“A beautiful celebration of collective action and
power, at once playful and profound. The perfect message to share with
the little ones who will shape tomorrow’s movements. A true treasure. ”
—Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything
”A masterpiece that distills the most important
message we can teach our children today: we are stronger, more powerful
and more beautiful together.”
—Annie Leonard, director, Greenpeace U.S.A.
Mona Damluji writes, studies and teaches about oil
cultures, cinema history and the Middle East as an assistant professor
at UC Santa Barbara. She is a co-producer of the Peabody and
Emmy-nominated web series The Secret Life of Muslims, and has curated
exhibits and events around the globe that feature path-breaking art,
film, photography, and comics. Mona and her partner live in California
with their two hilarious children.