Author Libby Babbott-Klein and illustrator Jessica Walker collaborated on a beautiful new book for kids that celebrates feminist icons. 

By Maressa Brown
October 02, 2018
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Whether you're picking up a classic like Good Night Moon or a current favorite like Feminist Baby, you have the ability to transport and teach your little one during storytime. Author Libby Babbott-Klein and illustrator Jessica Walker aim to do both for the next generation with their new collaboration Baby Feminists (Viking; October 2, 2018). The two women, who are both young moms, conceptualized the book as a way to introduce kids to feminist icons like Gloria Steinem, Michelle Obama, Malala and other female change-makers.

In addition to gorgeous illustrations of the iconic feminists as adults, the book shows what they may have looked like as L.O.s! Check out artist Frida Kahlo, engineer, physician, and NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Though Babbott-Klein's text that accompanies Walker's watercolor illustrations is fairly simple (e.g. "Before she rose to the Supreme Court, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was...a baby!"), the book aims to send the powerful message that anyone can grow up to fight for gender equality. The creative duo also hopes to empower the next generation's girls and help reframe the definition of manhood for boys in an age-appropriate, uplifting way.

No doubt Baby Feminists will be a brilliant and beautiful way for parents to introduce L.O.s to some of the most inspiring, trailblazing female change-makers of our time.