Intersectionallies by Johnson, Council, Choi, Seil Smith
A children's book about intersectionality that depicts the nuances of identity and embraces difference as a source of community.
[A] celebration of solidarity, allyship, and community...A welcoming resource for conversations about equality and social justice that shows readers how identities are made up of myriad influences.—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists,IntersectionAlliesis a smooth, gleeful entry into intersectional feminism. The nine interconnected characters proudly describe themselves and their backgrounds, involving topics that range from a physical disability to language brokering, offering an opportunity to take pride in a personal storyandconnect to collective struggle for justice.
The group bond grounds the message of allyship and equality. When things get hard, the kids support each other for who they are: Parker defends Kate, a genderfluid character who eschews skirts for a superhero cape; Heejung welcomes Yuri, a refugee escaping war, into their community; and Alejandra’s family cares for Parker after school while her mother works. Advocating respect and inclusion,IntersectionAlliesis a necessary tool for learning to embrace, rather than shy away from, difference.
Featuring gorgeous illustrations on every page byAshley Seil Smith, as well as powerful introductions by activist and law professorDr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term “intersectionality,” andDr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, author ofIntersectionality: An Intellectual History.