We Make Room for All
Published by: Dottir Press
Imprint: Dottir Press
***ONE OF HUFFPOST'S RECOMMENDED "ANTI-RACIST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS"
***FEATURED ON KEYS SOULCARE AS "5 STUNNING VISUAL BOOKS FOR ALL AGES"
The brainchild of three women-of-color sociologists, IntersectionAllies is a smooth, gleeful entry into intersectional feminism for kids. Featuring gorgeous illustrations on every page and powerful introductions by activist and law professor Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term “intersectionality,” and Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro, author of Intersectionality: An Intellectual History, the story's nine 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 story and connect 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, IntersectionAllies is a necessary tool for learning to embrace, rather than shy away from, difference.
“IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All is another favourite...Readers can expect to learn about how intersecting identities, such as race and gender, may affect how people navigate the world — and how they may benefit or be oppressed by others.” —HUFFPOST
“[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
“Diversity takes center stage in this welcoming introduction to intersectional feminism, a joyous affirmation of how we are all connected.” —TIME Magazine
“The book’s core message...offers a memorable refrain caregivers and educators will be eager to integrate into daily mantras. Highly recommended.” —SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, starred review
“If ever a book belonged in every pediatrician’s office, clinic, daycare, shelter, classroom and home, this is it....a stunner of a primer in how to incorporate entirety....valuable for all ages.” —LIT HUB
“The concept of intersectionality...is broken down with ease and clarity...cheerful, vibrant.” —Booklist
“Here is a book to increase awareness of the beautiful and different life experiences of many...Front and back matter will aid further discussion and empower caregivers to confidently discuss our societal need for understanding and compassion for all.” —Readertotz
“This wonderful book addresses major social justice issues of our time in an accessible manner. The authors celebrate diversity and illustrate the advantages of attending to intersectionality. By “making room,” the children in this book create space in which each individual’s uniqueness can shine, brightening everyone’s lives.” —DR. LAUREL WESTBROOK, Associate Professor of Sociology and co-founder of Sociologists for Trans Justice