We Make Room For All
By Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council,
and Carolyn Choi.
Illustrated by Ashley Seil Smith
On Sale July 16, 2019
IntersectionAllies isn’t just a book. It’s a mirror in which kids of all genders, races, sexualities, abilities, cultures, and origins can see their whole selves reflected, respected, and celebrated. In a world increasingly fractured by xenophobia, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia, and other forms of injustice, IntersectionAllies teaches the meaning of “community” to kids and parents alike, along with rhyming strategies to support and celebrate each other’s differences. IntersectionAllies is perfect for:
Kids in diverse schools, cities, churches, and other settings who would benefit from having a basic understanding of the lives of their friends and other people around them, along with ways they’re similar and different
Kids who ask a lot of questions about the news they overhear on TV and the radio—and parents who are stumped for answers
Activist parents who want to engage their children in age-appropriate activism
Parents, educators, and practitioners who are searching for ways to connect world events and injustices to children’s lives
Kids who have yet to see themselves and their experiences reflected in books and other media
Adults still trying to grasp the concepts of “intersectionality” and “allyship” themselves
Librarians looking to build community and create dialogue in their neighborhoods, diverse or otherwise
Booksellers looking to build out their diversity-related offerings to kids in the most inclusive way possible
Anyone hoping to help raise thoughtful, caring, educated allies and world citizens—and anyone hoping to become this themselves, too.