International Children’s Book Day is Thursday, so we compiled a short list of fun books that will teach your kids about human rights, fighting for a good cause and making the world a better place. You’ll find ABC books that feature influential American women, beautifully illustrated pages tackling race, and more.
Teaching your kids at an impressionable young age about the most important issues of our time can benefit their development, and help shape their passion for social justice later in life. And considering various studies show that more books at home give children higher advantages across the board, it’s a two-fer.
Innosanto Nagara is an Oakland, California-based graphic designer. He embarked on this colorful children’s book — his first — after his second son was born. In classical ABCs fashion, each letter of the alphabet stands for something, but here it’s all in the social justice realm: A is for Activist, B is for Banner, C is for Co-op, and so on.
This book, published in association with Amnesty International, collects the various tenets of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was signed on Dec. 10, 1948 to protect the rights of people across the world.