With COVID restrictions and cold weather coming together to limit outside time, Portland parents are pressed for indoor entertainment  A Kids Book About has a solution that gives parents something to do with their children while helping them address challenging topics that families are faced with in 2021. This local Black-Owned-Business publishes books that help guide bold conversations that focus on life’s most challenging and empowering topics in a positive way. Read on to find out more!

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About A Kids Book About 

Launched with a mission of publishing books that help facilitate fearless conversations between kids and grownups about life’s most important and empowering topics, A Kids Book About was founded in 2019 by three Portland dads. Built on the belief that kids are ready to have challenging conversations, this Black-Owned-Publisher released 12 inaugural titles ranging in topic from racism to creativity to depression to feminism.

Parents have been so taken with this Portland business that in the first year alone their bestselling title “A Kids Book About Racism” sold 50,000 copies. A Kids Book About now has more topics than ever. You can buy them one at a time online or sign up for a subscription. The subscription options include:

  • One Book Option delivers one book to your home a month for $16.95
  • Two Book Option delivers two books to your home a month for $29. 95
  • Three Book Option delivers three books to your home a month for $39.95

A Kids Book About authors are from all kinds of backgrounds and identities and they aim to explore themes like racism, feminism, belonging, COVID, depression, body image, adventure, failure, and more.

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Titles to Add to Your Home Library

The following are some of the titles by A Kids Book About that we think you should add to your home library. They are appropriate for kids five and up.

“A Kids Book About Racism”
It’s never too early to start talking to your kids about racism, and this book was written to be an introduction for kids on the topic. Inside, you’ll find a clear description of what racism is, how it makes people feel when they experience it, and how to spot it when it happens. “A Kids Book About Racism” was written by Jelani Memory. This Portland dad is an African American entrepreneur, thinker, and constant learner.

“A Kids Book About Optimism”
Kids need optimism now more than ever. Have you ever struggled with how to talk to them about positive thinking when things get tough? This book is a fun exploration of how to engage an optimistic and empowering mindset and how to make choices that lead to more opportunities, positivity, and joy. “A Kids Book About Optimism” was written by Meir Kay. This author is all about spreading positivity and kindness, whether that’s through his viral social media videos, hosting The Great Day podcast, or public speaking engagements.

“A Kids Book About Feminism”
An important conversation for children of all genders, this is an unapologetic take on feminism as a thing that everyone can embrace. It addresses ideas around equality, bias, and discrimination because of gender. It also empowers young girls and boys to embrace feminism and show up for others when they’re being treated unfairly. The author Emma Mcilroy is the Co-Founder & CEO of Wildfang. Wildfang is one of the fastest growing retail brands in the USA and exists to help every kind of woman become the best possible version of herself, smashing gender roles and the patriarchy in the process.

“A Kids Book About COVID-19”
The world has never seen anything like COVID-19 before: it’s affecting everyone and kids need to talk about it! This book is written by scientist Malia Jones who is an academic, researcher, social justice advocate, and mom. She studies disease outbreaks and wrote the book in an effort to provide some answers and start discussions about what each of us can do to help keep our communities safer during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Visit A Kids Book About website to find out more.

Online: akidsbookabout.com

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