The Bookshelf: Children’s Books

CHILDREN’S BOOK #1
Review Excerpt: The perfect example of how we as a society can teach our children both the knowledge they need to survive in society (e.g., the alphabet) and the social skills necessary to make our world a better place, A is for Activist should be on every child’s book shelf!

My Review: If you’re looking for a children’s book that both teaches and empowers then this is the right book for you. The child in me loved this book because it was interactive, colorful, and simple while the adult in me found it both educational and meaningful. Made from durable cardboard, A is for Activist allows young children to learn the alphabet while engaging them in socially relevant issues and teaching them loving and positive ways to show up in society on both the micro and macro level. Now if you’re thinking, “any kid learning the alphabet is too young to comprehend ‘micro’ and ‘macro’ levels of behavior,” believe me, I understand your reservation. However, I am a firm believer that if you treat children like adults, they will rise to the occasion and it is with such books as A is for Activist that children will be exposed to the material needed to support them to “rise to the occasion.” Furthermore, I feel that A is for Activist is the perfect example for adults of how we as a society can teach our children both the knowledge they need to survive in society (e.g., the alphabet) and the social skills necessary to make our world a better place.