Spotlight: The Wedding Portrait by Innosanto Nagara

https://www.whatisthatbookabout.com/kidspromos/2017/10/26/spotlight-the-wedding-portrait-by-innosanto-nagara Michelle BowlesOctober 26, 2017 The Wedding Portrait is an essential book for kids about standing up for what’s right. Here are stories of direct action from around the world that are bookended by the author’s wedding story. He and his bride led their wedding party to a  protest, and were captured in a photo by the local newspaper kissing in front of a line of police just before being arrested. “We usually follow the rules. But sometimes, if you see more »

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School Library Journal #Resist: 3 Nonfiction Titles on Social Justice

#Resist: 3 Nonfiction Titles on Social Justice NAGARA, Innosanto. The Wedding Portrait. illus. by Innosanto Nagara. 36p. Triangle Square. Oct. 2017. Tr $17.95. ISBN 9781609808020. Gr 3-5–An introduction to social justice through a framing device in which Nagara tells his grandson about a photograph from his wedding, where he and his wife were arrested for protesting nuclear bombs. Nagara’s story grows in scope to encompass different forms of protest, from the civil rights movement to Black Lives Matter, and expands beyond the United more »

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Publisher’s Weekly on The Wedding Portrait

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-60980-802-0 Innosanto Nagara. Triangle Square, $17.95 (36p) ISBN 978-1-60980-802-0 When is it okay to break the rules? While explaining the backstory of a family photo that shows a bride and groom in front of a row of armed police officers, Nagara (A Is for Activist) unpacks the idea of nonviolent civil disobedience in simple, accessible language. He opens with the example of segregation. The protests led by Claudette Colvin and others weren’t raucous. First one bus rider refused to move, more »

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NYT: Children’s Primers Court the Littlest Radicals

By RUTH LA FERLA JUNE 30, 2017 Seated nearby, Eilon Shomron-Atar, a psychoanalyst, was straining to filter out the distractions of some dozen pint-size listeners gurgling and spinning like jacks all around him. Bella, his 2-year-old, sat at his knee as Tehilah Eisenstadt, a childhood educator and activist, read to the group from “Emma and the Whale,” which touches on themes of empathy and wildlife preservation. Such messages matter, Mr. Shomron-Atar said, but so do values like “food justice” or, as more »

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NPR Books: Summer Reading For Your Woke Kid

KAYLA LATTIMORE July 6, 20175:15 AM ET Social activist Innosanto Nagara wanted to find a fun book to read to his 2-year-old son that also talked about the importance of social justice. He wasn’t looking for the typical fiction written for children, instead, he was looking for unique narratives — by writers of color and/or authors who can speak about social issues through their own experiences. Nagara couldn’t find any. So he wrote one. “Parents and teachers are realizing that more »

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Lush: How to raise a changemaker in 26 letters

Explaining activism to children would likely leave most parents stuck sounding out the first “Ah”. The same cannot be said for author and illustrator Innosanto Nagara, who has skilfully navigated the idea in just 26 letters. Innosanto Nagara didn’t grow up planning to be a children’s author. “I got into it because I wanted to bring my child up on stories of resistance and resilience that were true to the world we live in today.” “Today, our kids grow up more »

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