When a Bully is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times by Maya GonzalezWhen a Bully is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times by Maya Gonzalez

When a Bully is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive Times

byMaya Gonzalez

Paperback | February 20, 2017

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Self-Care for Kids! This is not your usual kid’s book! This book is a call to BE, to step forward and LOVE yourself, LOVE your community, know your history and your powerful place in it and strengthen your own creative power! This book is a tool to use. I created it because I know you are an important part of our world and your strength matters.

Bullying is real, but we can change the story by changing the focus. Begin with yourself. Begin the journey of art activist. You are the artist. You are the storyteller. Change yourself. Change the world!

Playful ink and watercolor illustrations support a powerful journey that touches on bullying in the founding history of the US, how that history may still be impacting kids and families today, and ways to use creativity and self respect in the face of negative messages for all marginalized communities. The first part of the book briefly acknowledges the United States' past and present and shows some basic forms of activism that kids engage in. The next part talks about walking away from a bully or de-escalation and focusing on how to take care of yourself and community. Finally practical ways creativity and portraiture can be used to support self respect and spread respect in community are explored. Communities reflected include Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Chicanx, LGBTQ Americans, disabled Americans, Americans who identify as women and girls, Muslim and Sikh Americans and Asian Americans. Story text is in English and Spanish. The back includes related resources and referrals.

Award-winning children’s book artist and author Maya Gonzalez draws from 20 years working with kids using her Claiming Face curriculum, to provide a place for kids to land during difficult times and counteract the impact of oppression with truth, expression and personal creative power.

Maya Gonzalez is an artist, progressive educator and award-winning children's book illustrator and author. Her work focuses on art and story as powerful tools of reclamation and transformation both personally and culturally. Her primary tool of activism is creating and publishing radical children's books that tell the truth of who we a...
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Title:When a Bully is President: Truth and Creativity for Oppressive TimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.12 inPublished:February 20, 2017Publisher:Reflection PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1945289023

ISBN - 13:9781945289026

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