Written By: duopress labs
Illustrated by: Irene Pizzolante
For Ages: Infant and up (board book)
Topics Covered: Feminism, Historical Figures, Social-Emotional Learning, Self-Esteem.
This is a really nice alphabet board book that introduces ANY child to feminism. We don’t need to be teaching babies and toddlers college-level feminist theory, but we do need to be priming them and building that foundation for critical thinking skill development, vocabulary, and anti-bias anti-racist thinking. Having a wide variety of books on the shelf, especially ones that introduce concepts such as this one, is so crucial for raising kind humans who raise up others.
The illustrations in this book are sweet and engaging, with the illustrations being diverse. I appreciated the wheelchair user playing basketball, rather than engaging in a more passive activity. I know sometimes it can be taxing to read alphabet books, because sometimes the story doesn’t flow together. But this book can open up a variety of discussions with your little feminist! A solid addition to any bookshelf, and remember, board books aren’t just for babies!
Irene Pizzolante is an artist for whom art, spirituality, and creative energy are very close together. She is an illustrator and a graphic designer, and her work has been included in magazines, books, and advertising campaigns in her home country of Venezuela. She currently lives in Spain, where she works to empower women and kids through art, love, and movement.
duopress labs is the creative team, led by Mauricio Velázquez de León, responsible for writing and developing dozens of books and games. Recent titles include The Belly Sticker Book; the SmartFlash™ and TummyTime®series; 100 Pablo Picassos; My Fridge; and My First Lift-the-Flap Animal Book. Mauricio has written for Lonely Planet, Chouette, PowerKids Press, and the magazines Gourmet and Saveur. He resides wherever he can find a good Wi-Fi connection and strong coffee, mostly in the eastern United States.