What can abolition mean for a child? How can it help them dream a
different future for their community?
In Abolition is Love, Amelie learns about collective care,
mutual aid, and abolitionist ideas as they help their parents get
ready for the annual Prisoners' Justice Day. Amelie explores big
concepts like love, justice, and care, and learns how we can build a
different world together through the small choices we make every day.
They learn to resolve a conflict with their cousin who plays
differently than they do, they help their Papa plan a more accessible
park for all, and collectively they create a beautiful banner. Amelie
is also excited to hold their own candle at the rally, and they look
forward to this big kid moment—to join the ranks of activists
calling for justice and abolition. The book explores possibilities
for hope, and offers ideas for caring for each other and building
communities rooted in social justice and safety for all people.
Parents and teachers can engage young readers with the expansive
illustrations and prompts that suggest new ways of being in the world