Thursday, October 15, 2020
Picture books offer some of the best openings for family discussions of social justice issues, so this year, we’re pleased to offer several conversations with the creators of new picture books that tackle timely themes in terms that will resonate with all members of the family. In his first book, A Is for Activist, Innosanto Nagara started a movement in social justice picture books. Now, in Oh, the Things We’re For!, Nagara uses catchy rhyming text and bold illustrations to inspire young people to take action for causes they believe in, from the battle for universal healthcare and a living wage to the fight against climate change. Watch Nagara read his book in our on-demand video, and then tune in for this Q&A with Nagara and racial justice educator Tanya Nixon-Silberg. Tune in live for your chance to ask questions and interact with the book’s creator!