A Kids Book About: Good Books About Big Topics

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A Kids Book About, now called A Kids Company About, started with only one book; a book to help children learn about racism called A Kids Book About Racism.

One book became a company with many books, podcasts, and classes meant to empower, educate, and spark thoughtful discussions in children and the grown-ups in their lives.

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BOOKS: A Kids Book About

If you’ve read any of the A Kids Book About books, you’ll notice some unique differences compared to other children’s books.

First of all, there are no illustrations. They do have a color palette and graphic elements but don’t have traditional illustrations.

Initially, I didn’t know what to make of this.

Now, I see that there is power in using the book as a discussion tool– that illustrations might take away from the potential mental images a child could create on their own.

What do you think?

I also wonder about using the lack of illustrations to encourage children to draw their own as you read, or afterward.

The books are written in kid-friendly language by experts on the books’ topics.

Because the mission of A Kids Company About is creating challenging, empowering, and thought-provoking content, the book titles continue to grow as more topics and books are developed.

Recently, the company sent me several books to review. I felt that they all were well-written and spot-on developmentally. It makes me wholeheartedly endorse this company for its quality and mission. From what I’ve seen, they’re nailing it.

Here are the books I’ve read so far.


A Kids Book About Racism
by Jelani Memory
This is the book that started the Kids Company About brand. Memory wrote this book to help start a conversation between grown-ups and kids. “Racism means to hate someone, exclude them, or treat them badly because of their race, or the color of their skin.” Memory introduces himself and shares that racism, big and small, hurts him and happens a lot. It’s the worst kind of mean someone can be, he explains. And that being different is good!
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A Kids Book About Disabilities
 by Kristine Napper
Napper introduces herself to readers She shares what she looks like and explains that she was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy which makes her muscles weaker and is a disability. Next, she defines a disability as when, “you can’t do something the way most people do, so you find a different way.” She writes, “Having a disability is one often many ways to be normal” and helps readers to understand how she wants to be treated and included. I can’t do this book justice because you need to read it for yourself– it’s very well done and essential for inclusion and empathy building.
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A Kids Book About Anxiety
by Ross Szabo
Szabo clearly differentiates between the feelings of anxiety and nervousness. He explains how he feels when he has anxiety. “Anxiety is an uncontrollable feeling that stops you from doing what you normally do.” After this, Szabo retells the story of feeling anxiety and trying strategies he learned from a counselor like deep breathes, focusing on a spot to block out other things, and leaving the situation. “I’m learning how to identify when it happens and what to do to slow it down.
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A Kids Book About Bullying
by Elizabeth Tom
The narrator is a girl with a disability who was bullied by other kids in her school. She shares what bullying is and how a friend helped her tell an adult. It was hard to accept she was bullied and how she felt when she was bullied. Tom encourages kids to tell a safe person and to be kind to others.
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A Kids Book About Feminism
by Emma Mcilroy
Mcilroy defines feminism as the belief that “everyone is equal no matter what their gender is.” She writes that sometimes people think that boys are stronger, better, faster but that belief is bonkers — that the truth is girls can win the World Cup, run big companies, win Nobel prizes, be president. Plus, you don’t have to be a girl to be a feminist (someone who believes everyone should be treated the same way that just because you’re a girl doesn’t mean you are less valuable.
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A Kids Book About Adventure
by Ben Tertin
In this thought-provoking book, Tertin explains that adventure is not knowing what will happen–and being willing to try something new. The author encourages kids to ask, “Why not?” when considering doing something adventurous.
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These are only a few of the books in the series, there are MANY MORE to read. You can find them on A Kids Company About or Amazon.

BOARD BOOKS: A Little Book About: For Babies and Toddlers

NEW to their books is a board book series called A Little Book About for babies and toddlers. I haven’t seen these books yet but will update this post when I do.

PODCAST: A Kids Podcast About

If you haven’t already listened, you can choose from any of nine podcasts. These podcasts complement the mission of helping kids explore and understand the world. Get the full scoop here.

CLASSES: A Kids Class About

Virtual classes for teens and tweens are designed to ignite new passions and change how individuals view themselves and the world. Check out the classes here.

A Kids Book About: Good Books About Big Topics

 

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