Triangle Square Books for Young Readers

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Walden Pond Books
10/27/2020

Walden Pond Books

Local author Innosanto Nagara's ("A is for Activist") new book "Oh, the Things We're For!" is a "direct, pragmatic approach to activism for a child audience" and "a celebration of the better world that is not only possible, but is here today if we choose it."

From Yoopies UK, A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter
10/22/2020
A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter

From Yoopies UK, A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter: A guide that aims to provide parents with resources, advice, and tips to ensure that children are aware of racial inequality, racial hierarchies, and white privilege present in modern-day society, as well as share tools and knowledge in which to combat racism today.

From PBS SoCal, Talking with Young Kids About Elections, Democracy and Justice for AllNow and always, it’s critical to s...
10/22/2020
Talking with Young Kids About Elections, Democracy and Justice for All | Education | PBS SoCal

From PBS SoCal, Talking with Young Kids About Elections, Democracy and Justice for All

Now and always, it’s critical to support children as they make sense of what it means to live in a democracy, be members of a community and use their voices for good.

During election season and beyond, it’s critical to support children as they make sense of what it means to live in a democracy, be members of a community and use their voices for good.

10/16/2020
Story Time with Mr. Limata

Love this installment of Story Time with Mr. Limata, in which Mr. Limata reads OH, THE THINGS WE'RE FOR!, the newest book by Innosanto Nagara, author of "A is for Activist"

Oh, the Things We’re For! Written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara
Published by Seven Stories Press
Buy your copy here: https://bit.ly/MrLimata-Find-The-Books

Tim Lockette's debut middle-grade novel, ATTY AT LAW, follows 12 year-old Atty as she stands up for the rights of others...
10/08/2020

Tim Lockette's debut middle-grade novel, ATTY AT LAW, follows 12 year-old Atty as she stands up for the rights of others, both human and animal, using her legal know-how to save a shelter dog, an alligator, and even a man accused of murder... all the while getting ready to start middle school!

https://www.sevenstories.com/books/4233-atty-at-law

"A double-must-read for all animal lovers." ––Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"As teachers of English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, we are always look...
09/30/2020
A is for Activist: Black Lives Matter Week of Action at Schools - Penguin Random House Elementary Education

"As teachers of English Language Arts (ELA) and Social Studies for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students, we are always looking for resources and collaborative projects that can provide meaningful and accessible learning opportunities for our diverse students whose primary languages of instruction are American Sign Language (ASL) and printed English. This year, to help kick off Black Lives Matter Week of Action at Schools, we decided to use the book A is for Activist – a children’s alphabet board book [by Innosanto Nagara, author] – as our key resource. We involved our students in a very engaging and successful project to translate this print resource into ASL and create a video in which our students signed (in ASL) the content of the printed pages."
––Lia Bengtson and Tarja Lewis from Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, Washington DC

Read more about the project –– and watch the video! –– on Penguin Random House Elementary Education: https://penguinrandomhouseelementaryeducation.com/2020/09/23/a-is-for-activist-black-lives-matter-week-of-action-at-schools/

Deaf and Hard of Hearing students help support BLM by creating an ASL video translation of the book A is for Activist instilling pride and motivation in middle school students.

Ron Charles for Washington Post: "Sex ed in my school began with Michelangelo’s David and the Venus de Milo, which set u...
09/29/2020
Perspective | For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

Ron Charles for Washington Post: "Sex ed in my school began with Michelangelo’s David and the Venus de Milo, which set up some peculiar expectations. This engaging graphic novel about the human body takes a different approach. The emphasis here is always on values: respect, trust, joy and justice. Colorful characters lead readers through a healthy discussion of privacy, body parts and crushes. Fiona Smyth’s illustrations are vibrant and amusing — “sex” is a funny word! — and Cory Silverberg’s text is informed by a lighthearted candor that kids will appreciate. Pages on intersex people, masturbation and sex abuse are not explicit but will inspire discussion. Silverberg writes, “There is room in this world for people who are happy to talk about sex and for people who never want to talk about it.” We should afford this useful book the same tolerance."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/banned-books-week-2020/2020/09/27/8e8a9320-fd12-11ea-b555-4d71a9254f4b_story.html

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign.

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning
09/23/2020
Tandem, Partners in Early Learning

Tandem, Partners in Early Learning

Tandem sat down with Innosanto Nagara, bestselling author of five children’s books including "A is for Activist", "Counting on Community," and "M is for Movement," to talk about his books and what he’d like children and adults to take away from them.

Join Innosanto, along with authors Angela Dalton and Robert Liu-Trujillo, at Tandem's virtual Storybook Gala on Sept. 23rd. Make a donation in any amount to attend! Register here: https://bit.ly/2020tandemgala

Trump Calls Howard Zinn’s Work “Propaganda.” Hear the Legendary Historian in His Own Words.
09/18/2020
Trump Calls Howard Zinn’s Work “Propaganda.” Hear the Legendary Historian in His Own Words.

Trump Calls Howard Zinn’s Work “Propaganda.” Hear the Legendary Historian in His Own Words.

This week President Trump described the work of the legendary historian Howard Zinn, who died in 2010, as “propaganda” meant to “make students ashamed of their own history.” But Zinn believed the opposite, that teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propagand...

Who needs Trump's 1776 Commission? Certainly not us. Kids deserve to learn a history of the United States *of* the peopl...
09/18/2020
Teach A People's History

Who needs Trump's 1776 Commission? Certainly not us. Kids deserve to learn a history of the United States *of* the people and *for* the people. We can help.

To teach a people’s history is to consider the historical perspective of the marginalized and the oppressed. It is to acknowledge the historical impact of people from all backgrounds; to share the groundbreaking cultural and political contributions of everyday people, not just the stories promoted...

09/14/2020
Janie and Jack

Janie and Jack

Today we’re featuring our friend Hails World reading "A is for Activist” written & illustrated by Innosanto Nagara, author. This ABC book calls children to action and inspires hope for the future. Add it to your library here: https://bit.ly/3igUFkX

#janieandjackgoodbooks #goodbooks #raisingreaders

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09/14/2020

Triangle Square Books for Young Readers's cover photo

Innosanto Nagara's A IS FOR ACTIVIST was recently featured in NPR Books's "100 Best Children's Books"! ❤️"Innosanto Naga...
09/14/2020
Welcome To Story Hour: 100 Favorite Books For Young Readers

Innosanto Nagara's A IS FOR ACTIVIST was recently featured in NPR Books's "100 Best Children's Books"! ❤️

"Innosanto Nagara's ABCs of activism simplifies ideas about environmentalism, feminism, civil rights and democracy for the littlest readers. Bold, bright illustrations and lively rhymes make this a solid read-aloud choice, too."

This year we had kids and caregivers in mind when we chose the genre for our summer poll. So here are 100 favorite kids' books, picked by readers and expert judges, to while away the hours at home.

Sex Ed Rescue with Cath Hakanson​ pointed families to “What Makes a Baby” by Cory Silverberg, which explains conception ...
07/15/2020
The ‘Sex Talk’ Is Actually a Series of Talks

Sex Ed Rescue with Cath Hakanson​ pointed families to “What Makes a Baby” by Cory Silverberg, which explains conception and birth in a way that feels inclusive for families made through adoption or IVF, surrogacy or other reproductive technologies."

Several psychologists and sexual health experts offer ways to make conversations about sex informative and comfortable for children and parents.

"Nine books that will help you raise informed, aware and inspired children who will seek to make their world and the fut...
06/03/2020
9 books to help you raise a future social change activist

"Nine books that will help you raise informed, aware and inspired children who will seek to make their world and the future a much better place for everyone in it."
Innosanto Nagara, author

These nine books will teach your children about the importance of social change, why we need to unite and raise our voices and how to feel inspired.

05/01/2020
Remote Storytime #8: Antonia Llyod Jones

For the 8th (!) installment of our #RemoteStorytime Series, we're excited to share a short piece from translator Antonia Lloyd-Jones (tr. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk), reading the titular poem of Robert Graves' lovely kids' collection ANN AT HIGHWOOD HALL: POEMS FOR CHILDREN.

Grab a copy here: bit.ly/AnnHighwoodHall

04/30/2020
Seven Stories Press

Seven Stories Press

For the 7th installment of our #RemoteReadingSeries, we're excited to share a reading by Patrice Vecchione, presenting the introduction of her new book "My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice: A Guide to Writing Poetry and Speaking Your Truth."

Grab a copy of "My Shouting, Shattered, Whispering Voice" here: bit.ly/MyShouting

Grab a copy of her previous book with us, "Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience" here: bit.ly/InkKnowsNoBorders

04/24/2020
Remote Storytime #7: Cory Silverberg reads SEX IS A FUNNY WORD

Audio Described Selections from Sex Is a Funny Word: https://youtu.be/p2jfXvBWwkQ

The seventh installment of our #RemoteStorytimeSeries features Cory Silverberg reading from his amazing gender-inclusive sex-ed book for kids, SEX IS A FUNNY WORD, illustrated by Fiona Smyth

What Makes a Baby/Sex Is a Funny Word #ALAStorytime American Library Association ALA Office for Intellectual Freedom Rainbow Round Table of the American Library Association

https://www.sevenstories.com/books/3486-sex-is-a-funny-word

Thrilled to share that "Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience," edited by Patrice Vecchion...
04/22/2020
NCTE’s 2020 Notable Poetry List

Thrilled to share that "Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience," edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond, was selected for National Council of Teachers of English's 2020 Notable Poetry List!

This year, members of the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award Committee are pleased to recognize 28 outstanding books of poetry and 11 novels in verse. These titles were deemed notable for their use of language and poetic devices and their appropriateness for children ages three to 13.

04/10/2020
Remote Storytime #5: Andri Snær Magnason reads "The Story of the Blue Planet"

This week's #RemoteStorytime features Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason reading from his incredible environmentalist children's book, "The Story of the Blue Planet." In partnership with Iceland Naturally and filmed at the Young People's Theatre of Toronto, this reading is one of seven individual videos that, together, comprise the entirety of "The Story of the Blue Planet."

Please visit Iceland Naturally to watch Andri Snær read the rest of "The Story of the Blue Planet" here: https://icelandnaturally.com/article/enjoy-a-reading-icelandic-author-andri-snaer-magnason/

and Join our live-stream Q+A with author Andri Snær Magnason!

04/06/2020
Innosanto Nagara, author

Innosanto Nagara, author

If you want to hear a true poet's reading of A is for Activist, followed by analysis by the one and only Analysis (aka. Ken Brown) from Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse, and some chit chat with yours truly too--it's all on YouTube now! Unfortunately we lost some of the video so we're missing some letters during his initial reading. But the analysis is all there! Check it out. https://youtu.be/Ygcm3zkEihs
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04/03/2020
Remote Storytime #4: James Lecesne reads "Trevor: A novella" (12+)

For the fourth installment of our #RemoteStorytimeSeries, James Lecesne, the founder of The Trevor Project, reads from his novella TREVOR (2012), a coming-of-age, anti-bullying story of a whimsical 13-year-old boy who stages a re-enactment of Jacques-Louis David’s La Mort de Marat in his bathtub and plans to dress up as his idol, Lady Gaga, for Halloween.

“Trevor’s story is not a sad, cautionary tale—it’s about love and resilience.” –Teen Vogue.

04/02/2020
Martha González reading "A de activista"

Martha González reading "A de activista"

Escrito por Martha González Illustrado por Innosanto Nagara @2014 ISBN: 9781609805692 Triangle Square Books for Young Readers Seven Stories Press “A de Activ...

03/27/2020
Remote Storytime Series #3: Translator Lucia Caistor reads THE LIZARD by Jose Saramago

Remote Storytime Series #3: Lucia Caistor reads THE LIZARD by Jose Saramago
"With political-leaning overtones, the Nobel Prize-winning Saramago integrates overriding realism akin to Aesop with Carrollian exaggeration... Borges contributes bold, rustic woodcuts that leave plenty of room for symbolic interpretations... A pensive, allegorical fairy tale for readers ready to sit with perplexity." —Kirkus Reviews
"This memorable fable about the arrival of a giant, fork-tongued but seemingly harmless lizard artfully combines the mythmaking sensibilities of the Portuguese Nobel laureate Saramago and the Brazilian artist Borges. The mysterious lizard shows up in an ordinary town, and 'panic filled the air.' As forces gather to attack it, the creature is transformed into a rose, possibly by fairies. The winsome language and striking woodcut art in bold colors and lots of black capture the ominous rush to judgment and the sweet possibility of wonderment." —Maria Russo, NY Times Book Review

03/26/2020
Innosanto Nagara, author

Innosanto Nagara, author

I've been getting a questions about whether I'll be doing videos or live story times with my books. The answer is yes! But not yet. I know everyone is looking for stuff to share with their kids now, and there are some great folks who stepped up immediately (links in the comments). I hope to make my contribution soon, but we're in this for the long-haul, so I'm working on putting together media that I think works best for each book.

In the meantime, please share Tom Morello's reading of A is for Activist with your little ones!

https://youtu.be/utjtOm2Lo04
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03/25/2020
Rebecca Stefoff reads "A Young People's History of the United States"

Rebecca Stefoff, who, with Howard Zinn, created "A Young People's History of the United States," reads a short portion on the history of Student Rights in the United States.

With so many students, parents, and teachers facing the challenge of remote learning, often without access to assigned textbooks, we've partnered with the Zinn Education Project to offer free eBook downloads of "A Young People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn 1922 - 2010 and Rebecca Stefoff.

Download your copy here: https://www.sevenstories.com/blogs/158-read-a-young-people-s-history-of-the-united-states-for-free

Offer valid from March 25 at 12:01am EST until March 26 at 11:59pm EST

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