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A de Activista

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A de Activista, by Martha Gonzalez

Following on the outrageous success of Innosanto Nagara’s A is for Activist, A de Activista is a Spanish-language ABC board book written by Grammy Award-winning lyricist and singer Martha Gonzalez and illustrated by Nagara for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for. The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, calling them to action while teaching them a love for books. Spanish text.

Martha Gonzalez is an artist, activist, feminist music theorist, and Fulbright scholar from 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 LA's Chicano music scene, winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for "Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for Imaginaries. Gonzalez holds a PhD in Feminism from the University of Washington, Seattle, and is currently Assistant Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California.

Innosanto Nagara's new-wave board books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be proactive citizens who are passionate about causes from environmental issues to LGBTQ rights and civil rights. Nagara was born and raised in Indonesia, and moved to the US in 1988. After studying zoology and philosophy at UC Davis, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where 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.

Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2