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I didn’t think a board book could engage my 4-year-old…
…but R2 has asked to read this Baby Feminists every single day for over a month now.
The trick is to act completely surprised every time he lifts a flap.
Before she became a leader, RBG was…a famous lawyer? Head of her class? A toaster? TELL ME – WHAT WAS SHE?!
OH MY GOSH NO WAY, I never would have expected even the great and powerful RBG was a BABY! Just like you were! Just like me!
Does that mean….even WE could go on to become luminaries who smash the kyriarchy TOO?!
This is your go-to book for…
- Toddlers & Preschoolers
Let’s say… 6 months through 6 years. The flaps are easy for infants working on fine motor control, but the premise just gets funnier as kids get older.
- Baby shower gifts
For future-parents with a sense of humor.
- First-bedtime book of the night.
It’s enticing enough to draw kids into the bedtime story transition, but since we do a lot of giggling and mock-surprise goofing, this is the kind of book that riles kids up, not down. Best to pull this out as bait, and then transition to a slow and sleeping book right after.
- Pediatrician waiting rooms.
I would switch pediatricians over something like this.
I’d collect this in a book basket with…
- Woke Baby
- Dream Big, Little One
- Feminism is for Boys (disclosure: the publisher sent me a free copy of this)
- Feminist Baby Finds Her Voice (But not Feminist Baby, the prequel is…not great)
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Are these makers #OwnVoices?
Author: Libby Babbott-Klein (she/her)
Illustrator: Jessica Walker (she/her)
Sure, let’s call this #OwnVoices. The book is about babies who grow up to be feminists. And I am pretty sure both of these makers are former babies.
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I borrowed a copy of this book from our local library (which we support with donations) and screened it with my kiddos at age 4 & 6. If you find these articles helpful, join our community and support this work Patreon.