A de Activista
A de Activista is a Spanish ABC board book written and illustrated for the next generation of progressives: families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that activists believe in and fight for.
The alliteration, rhyming, and vibrant illustrations make the book exciting for children, while the issues it brings up resonate with their parents' values of community, equality, and justice. This engaging little book carries huge messages as it inspires hope for the future, and calls children to action while learning their ABC's.
About Martha E. Gonzalez and Innosanto Nagara
Martha Gonzalez is an artist, activist, feminist music theorist, and Fulbright scholar
from East LA. For the past seventeen years, she has been a singer and percussionist
for the band Quetzal, a group that has made a considerable impact on LA's Chicano
music scene and that won a Grammy in 2013 for the album Imaginaries. She holds a
PhD in Feminism from the University of Washington, Seattle, and is currently Assistant
Professor of Chican@ Latin@ Studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Illustrator Innosanto Nagara was born and raised in Indonesia, and moved to
the US in 1988 to study zoology and philosophy at UC Davis. Upon graduation, he
moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he worked as a graphic designer for a
range of social change organizations, before founding the Design Action Collective, a
worker-owned cooperative design studio in Oakland, California, that is dedicated to
"serving the Movement." A is for Activist is his first book.