M is for Movement book launch with Innosanto Nagara
Tuesday, December 3, 5:30 pm
Pegasus Books Oakland
Come to the Oakland book launch party for M is for Movement!
Innosanto Nagara is the bestselling author of four children's books including A is for Activist, Counting on Community, My Night in the Planetarium, and The Wedding Portrait. There will be a brief reading from M is for Movement and a Q&A, followed by light snacks, beverages, and socializing. Innosanto Nagara's work welcomes children into the world of progressive activism, and gently explains concepts like civil rights, environmental justice, and community solidarity. Visit his website at aisforactivist.org.
ABOUT M IS FOR MOVEMENT
Here is the story of a child born at the dawn of a social movement.
At first the protests were in small villages and at universities. But then they spread. People drew sustenance from other social movements in other countries. And then the unthinkable happened.
The protagonist in this fictionalized children’s memoir is a witness and a participant, fearful sometimes, brave sometimes too, and when things change, this child who is now an adult is as surprised as anyone.
INNOSANTO NAGARA's new-wave board books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be proactive citizens who are passionate about causes from environmental issues to LGBTQ rights and civil rights. Nagara was born and raised in Indonesia, and moved to the US in 1988. After studying zoology and philosophy at UC Davis, 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.