Little Feminist Book Club is a monthly book subscription box for kids ages newborn to nine years old. Each month you will receive one to two books to help diversify your bookshelf. Plus, you will also receive hands-on activities and tools to help your book come to life. Subscriptions are offered for ages 0-2, 2-4, 4-7, and 7-9. From Little Feminist:
Only 31% of children's books feature a female character, and only 13% feature a person of color.
About Little Feminist Book Club
The Subscription Box: Little Feminist Book Club
The Cost: $22.95 per month + $2.95 shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: At least one book (sometimes more) and hands-on activities and tools to help bring your book to life.
Ships to: The U.S. for $2.95. Shipping costs may vary for international orders.
This box was sent to us at no cost to review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Little Feminist Book Club Ages 7-9 May 2021 Review
Little Feminist offers book clubs for all ages, and each of them has a different focus depending on age. This club for older children is geared towards encouraging children to explore the world around them. Each month you'll receive one hardcover book or 2 paperback books to help with this goal.
We received this card from Little Feminist which explains a little bit about why they chose this month's book.
On the back of our letter was this activity where you had to match the black heroes to their description. I thought this was a great simple way to introduce children to these people and pique their interest so that they can learn more about them on their own!
Summertime is filled with joy―skateboarding and playing basketball―until his community is deeply wounded by a police shooting. As fall turns to winter and then spring, fear grows into anger, then pride and peace.
In her stunning debut, illustrator Noa Denmon articulates the depth and nuances of a child’s experiences following a police shooting―through grief and protests, healing and community―with washes of color as vibrant as his words.
Here is a groundbreaking narrative that can help all readers―children and adults alike―talk about the feelings hiding deep inside each of us.
The book touches on a very sensitive topic, but it is subtly expressed throughout the illustrations rather than the words. This allows you to shy away from the more graphic details for younger readers but provides some context for older readers to pick up on and ask questions as they look through the book. The illustrative style is unique and appealing, but what I enjoyed was how it showed that you can have all different types of emotions, feelings, and thoughts inside of you and these paragraphs gave each of them a name.
You can be filled with joy, anger, compassion, and peace, sometimes all at once, or sometimes one emotion is stronger than another. The emotions are described with beautiful, vivid imagery that helps one to recognize each of these emotions inside of themselves and may help explain the way that it makes them feel. I think that words can be healing and expressing your emotions is something that is cathartic, so I would hope that this story would be a great example of that process for kids.
Discussion Question Cards
The questions on these bookmarks are always thought-provoking and range in difficulty. This month's questions get introspective as they ask children to think about expressing their own feelings and to think about what gives them pride.
Verdict: I like the way that this month's Little Feminist Book Club book focused on emotions and expressing them. Children feel big emotions, adults feel big emotions and sometimes we all have trouble expressing them, recognizing them, or even just putting a name to them and this book did it so nicely. The discussion questions were thought-provoking as usual, and I thought the activity they had was a neat way to introduce children to some heroes they may not be familiar with just yet. As for the value, I just can't justify it when the book only costs $17.99 ($15.99 on sale) but this subscription costs $25.90 ($22.95 + $2.95 shipping). Of course, there is some added value in the activity and discussion questions, but it just doesn't seem worth a whole $7.91 extra to me.
To Wrap Up: Can you still get this box if you sign up today? If you order today, your first box will be the May box. From Little Feminist:
Once you purchase a book subscription your first box will be shipped within a week. From then on, your book box will be sent the first week of every month.
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