A is for Ability, B is for Belief, C is for Class. All people have the right to be treated fairly, no matter who they are, what they look like, or where they come from. An ABC of Equality introduces complicated concepts surrounding social justice to the youngest of children. From A to Z, simple explanations accompanied by engaging artwork teach children about the world we live in and how to navigate our way through it. Each right-hand page includes a brightly decorated letter with the word it stands for and an encouraging slogan. On the left, a colorful illustration and bite-size text sum up the concept. Cheerful people from a range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and abilities lead the way through the alphabet.
- L is for LGBTQIA. Find the words that make you, you.
- N is for No. No means no.
- P is for Privilege. Be aware of your advantages.
- X is for Xenophobia. Ask questions and you’ll see there’s nothing to be afraid of.
|Publisher:||Frances Lincoln Children's Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.30(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 5 Years|
About the Author
Chana Ginelle Ewing is a storyteller, strategist and entrepreneur who galvanizes communities of color, young people, and women to make cultural dents that move society forward.
Paulina Morgan works as an independent illustrator based in Santiago de Chile. She studied design before moving to Barcelona, Spain to obtain her master’s degree in Art Direction. She worked in advertising before deciding to pursue her passion for illustration.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An ABC of Equality by Chana Ginelle Ewing is the kind of book I am excited to add to my shelf to share with children. This book has a lot of words that will help you explain to your young children about social justice and how to be supportive of many different kinds of people. The illustrations that go with each letter are cute and the descriptions are easy to understand for the age level.
Wow and wow. This content is incredibly well done. Loads of “hot-button” topics presented in a matter-of-fact way and (this was especially impressive) in a sequence that holds to the alphabet template while maintaining a logical progression of topics. What I mean by this is that new ideas are self-contained, and ideas build on what came before — no “we’ll explain that when we get there” stuff. Nearly seamless, and a book that could also be useful for adults who want/need an overview of key terms in social justice or intersectionality work. Terms/topics touched on (an opening to discuss) A: ability (ableism) B: belief (religion, personal convictions) C: class (classism, pre-judging, stereotypes) D: difference (acceptance, coexistence) E: equality F: feminism G: gender (identity) H: human being I: immigration J: justice K: kindness L: LGBTQIA (people get to be different) M: multicultural N: no (listen to others, consent) O: oppression (there’s a word for this wrong we see in the world) P: privilege Q: question (they’re okay to have) R: race (racism, personal bias) S: sex (as assigned at birth) T: transgender (believing a person’s self-description) U: understanding (the ability and right to learn and grow) V: value (as a way or shape of how we live out our beliefs) W: world (sharing the earth) X: xenophobia (anti-immigration sentiment) Y: yes (consent, owning what we like) Z: ze (the variety of pronouns) The only caveat I would offer is that things are presented so clearly here that children (especially in the literal/non-nuanced stage) could easily become “evangelists” for this stuff. Not a negative, but their adults might not be ready for the clear vision and voice of childhood to be applied to intense topics around certain people. Fair warning. I received a digital copy of this book for review (thanks Net Galley and Frances Lincoln Children’s Books), but I’ll be picking up a solid copy, too. This is good work.
As an educator, I love the fact this book provides enough visuals and terminology for scholars to understand. It is not too overwhelming to engage scholars, it is a beginning point for scholars to research further. I love it and cannot wait to share it with my students.