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We Make Room For All
Chelsea Johnson, LaToya Council, and Carolyn Choi
Intersection Allies provides a mirror in which children of all genders, races, sexualities, abilities, cultures, and origins can see their whole selves reflected, respected, and celebrated. In a world increasingly fractured by xenophobia, racism, ableism, homophobia and transphobia, and other forms of injustice, Intersection Allies teaches the meaning of “community” to children and parents alike, along with rhyming strategies to support and celebrate each other’s differences.
In poetic stanzas, Intersection Allies introduces the stories of nine children from diverse backgrounds. Authors Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council, and Chelsea Johnson use each character’s story to explain how children’s safety concerns are shaped by their intersecting identities, such as class, sexuality, dis/ability, race, religion, and citizenship—what is known in academic and activist circles as “intersectionality.”
The book features introductions by law professor Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, who coined the term intersectionality, and Dr. Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro.Book, 56 pages.