IntersectionALLIES:
Introducing the first children's book about intersectionality.
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Press

PRESS AND PRAISE FOR INTERSECTIONALLIES

LITERARY HUB

10 books you should read this july

IntersectionAllies makes Lit Hub's list of 10 Books You Should Read This July with high praise! Of our book, Lucy Kogler says, "If ever a book belonged in every pediatrician’s office, clinic, daycare, shelter, classroom and home, this is it. Introducing the revolutionary concept of “making room” as a means of inclusion as opposed to “tolerance” and “respect” (which while meaningful don’t actually make a case for interpersonal relationship) makes this a stunner of a primer in how to incorporate entirety."


DIVERSE BOOKFINDER

An interview with the authors of Intersectionallies

In Diverse BookFinder’s ongoing efforts to inform caregiver thinking about multicultural picture books and book selection, BookFinder published an interview with us. We describe out thought process behind the book, and why we think it will change the children’s book landscape. We are proud that the characters in IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All represent many cultures, and that we show children heroines who are of color, poor, non-binary, and from the Global South. At the same time, we believe that multicultural representation alone is not enough. IntersectionAllies contributes to the picture book world by moving beyond symbolic portrayals of diversity to instructive portrayals of intersectional activism. A focus on the latter gives young readers the tools to advocate for themselves and others in the real world.


TIME MAGAZINE

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“OPEN PAGES, OPEN MINDS”

TIME Magazine featured IntersectionAllies in its June 17, 2019 issue, alongside other children’s and young adult books that are “Opening Minds.” TIME says of IntersectionAllies, "Diversity takes center stage in this welcoming introduction to intersectional feminism, a joyous affirmation of how we are all connected.”


BOOKLIST ONLINE

BOOK REVIEW OF “INTERSECTIONALLIES: WE MAKE ROOM FOR ALL”

Booklist says of IntersectionAllies: “The concept of intersectionality, widely known in academia but less so in children’s literature, is here broken down with ease and clarity…Cheerful, vibrant illustrations depict a diverse population standing together in solidarity, be in on the playing field, in a gender-neutral bathroom, or at a protest rally.”


PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

BOOK REVIEW OF “INTERSECTIONALLIES: WE MAKE ROOM FOR ALL”

Publisher’s Weekly calls IntersectionAllies “A welcoming resource for conversations about equality and social justice that shows readers how identities are made up of a myriad of influences.”


MS. BLOG

"IT TAKES A VILLAGE"

Collective mothering is a valuable part of the social fabric of many communities around the world. When we decided to write a children’s book about intersectionality, we knew it was important to celebrate diverse family forms. As intersectional feminists, we must celebrate and recognize collective mothering as a positive choice to ensure the wellbeing and safety of all children. Happy Mother's Day to all the blood mothers, “other mothers,” and grandmothers out there!


THE DAILY TROJAN

“STUDENTS AUTHOR INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST CHILDREN’S BOOK”

USC’s Daily Trojan featured a story about CLC Collective’s children’s book IntersectionAllies: We Make Room For All on the front page of the newspaper for International Women’s Day. Daily Trojan reporter Briana Grubb interviewed us about the inspiration behind the book, and our hopes to transform classrooms and communities.