An irresistible timely lift-the-flap board book featuring lush illustrations of your favorite feminist icons as adorable babies! Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mae Jemison, Frida Kahlo, and others were change-making feminists, they were . . . babies! In this board book that’s perfect for budding feminists, lift the flap to discover what these iconic figures might have looked like as adorable babies and toddlers. With its inspiring message that any baby can grow up to make the world a better place for all genders, this sturdy 7” x 7” board book makes the perfect baby gift for any family that wants to raise children who can recognize Gloria Steinem on sight.
I picked this up assuming it would be one of those board books that is fun for the parent but not really interesting to babies or toddlers, and was pleasantly surprised! It imagines feminist icons as babies, which is hilarious, and the overall message was great–every person who ever did a great thing started out as a baby, just like you, and you can do great things too. It appeals to parents, but it doesn’t cater exclusively to them; I think loads of little baby feminists could enjoy this book too.
Libby Babbott-Klein is a producer and creative director with a focus on activist and political content. She ran the video department for Al Gore’s Alliance for Climate Protection, launched a feminist jewelry line (Libby B.K.), and for over a decade she has been creating content that is rooted in social change and entertainment. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @libby_bk.
Jessica Walker is a multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, filmmaker, and educator. She is an assistant professor of fine arts at Parsons and has exhibited films, books, and 2D media in solo and group shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Australia. Her work is housed in the permanent collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Research Library, Yale University Haas Family Arts Library, and the University of Washington Art Library.