A timely book that introduces important concepts of social justice and equality to elementary-school children.
A Is for Ally, Advocate, Anti-Racist, Ancestors, and Assembly
Using simple explanations and appealing illustrations in a familiar A-to-Z format, The Young Activist's Dictionary of Social Justice will teach kids the new vocabulary of change.
A Long-Overdue Resource for Challenging Times: As
social justice movements get more visibility, and calls for activism,
engagement, and change increase, a new vocabulary of equality is
emerging. While recent racial reckonings have brought activists of all
ages to the table, young activists have played a significant role
regarding issues like racial justice, climate change, gender equality,
LGBTQ+ rights, and income inequality. This book is a perfect
introduction for young readers looking for information on these
subjects. And it's ideal for parents who want to start a conversation
with their kids but might need a little help with the terminology.
It's More than Just a Dictionary:
Alongside the basic word entries grouped by letter, the book features
additional informative and inspiring content to bring the technical, and
sometimes heavy, terms to life. Extra material will include bite-sized
bios of justice advocates who got involved with a cause at a young age;
sidebars offering historical details or helpful graphics, or comparing
closely related terms; as well as a resource section in the back of the
book with guidance for kids who want to take their activism to the next
Vetted by an Anti-Bias, Anti-Racism Educator:
Ryse Tottingham (They/Them) is a LGBTQ+ advocate and an anti-bias,
anti-racist educator currently living in the Bay Area of California.
Ryse creates classroom resources and instructional video series to
educate educators and students alike on how to increase their awareness
of racial and gender injustices in the classroom as well as the world at
Claudette Colvin (boycott)
Iqbal Masih (child labor)
Greta Thunberg (climate justice)
Malala Yousafzai (education)
Mari Copeny (environmental racism)
Parkland Survivors (gun control)
Ruby Bridges (integration)
Frederick Douglass (literacy)
John Lewis (nonviolence)
Dolores Huerta (strike)
Jazz Jennings (transition)
Autumn Peltier (water protector)
Hardcover Book, 10" X 7"