Schedule your author visit with: Innosanto Nagara

About the Author:

Children's book author and illustrator INNOSANTO NAGARA's books encourage children to grow up with confidence in themselves, and to be proactive citizens who are passionate about causes from environmental issues to LGBTQ rights and civil rights. Born and raised in Indonesia, Inno moved to the US in 1988. After studying zoology and philosophy at UC Davis, Inno moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, working as a graphic designer for a range of social change organizations before founding the Design Action Collective, a worker-owned cooperative design studio. Inno lives in Oaking in a cohousing community with nine adults and eight kids. 


Inno's first book, A IS FOR ACTIVIST, started a movement in social justice book publishing for children. After it came COUNTING ON COMMUNITY, then MY NIGHT IN THE PLANETARIUM and THE WEDDING PORTRAIT. M IS FOR MOVEMENT is the fifth title written and illustrated by Innosanto Nagara. 


Inno's books stand in solidarity with people of all ages, races, gender identifications, and backgrounds. They suggest that your family isn't only yourself and your parents but also the community in which you live, the histories of those around you, and the natural environment on which we depend for our food and water and air. The ideas in Inno's books may sometimes sound controversial, but they speak to us in a language that is pure common sense and in tune with our natural wishes and inclinations as human beings. 

Booked!  While school visits might already be booked, please feel free to still request this author to be waitlisted in case a school visit falls through. 

About the Featured Book:

M is for Movement

Is the story of a child born at the dawn of a social movement. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it follows the story of a fictionalized, yet based on real events, revolution as seen through the eyes of a child. This story is powerful and incredibly important as we contemplate our own pivotal moment in history, where we currently stand. This story can be shared with all ages and opens up the opportunity to have heartfelt discussions within one's own familial unit. A perfect gift for the reader in your family, this is a story that you won't want to miss! 

Available Dates for School Visit:  December 6th

Available Times for School Visit: Morning and Afternoon

Grades: Middle Grade (3rd - 7th grades)

Presentation Time: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour

Audience Requirements: 100+ Students

A/V Requirements:

PowerPoint with projection capability

Mac laptop adapters and/or a laptop with USB drive


Publisher: Seven Stories Press

Book Sale Minimum: 30 Copies

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