A fabulous way to introduce equality and fairness to children! I love this board book because it asks questions designed to practice self-reflection. It's never too early to start talking about equality.
— Lindsay A.
Explore the importance of equality with the youngest readers in a wonderfully accessible way.
Even little children have big questions about life. Simone de Beauvoir focused much of her work on the concept of equality, insisting that girls and boys and women and men should have the same opportunities to be happy. Everyone should have the right to be themselves and be treated with respect no matter what. Kids will come away from this book encouraged to think about how the same things can make girls and boys happy or sad or excited, and everyone should listen to who they are on the inside and respect that in others.
Look for all six Big Ideas for Little Philosophers board books: Equality with Simone de Beauvoir, Truth with Socrates, Happiness with Aristotle, Imagination with René Descartes, Kindness with Confucius, Love with Plato, and Truth with Socrates.
About the Author
Dr. Duane Armitage is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Scranton. He is the author of several books on European philosophy, and a popular lecturer who challenges students to think deeply about life's big questions. He believes that conversations about the nature of wisdom and how to live rightly are essential for people of all ages. He lives with his wife Claire and parrot Coco in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Maureen McQuerry is an award-winning children's author, poet, and teacher. She is a former middle and high school teacher with a specialty in gifted education and also has a Master's Degree in early education. In 2000 she was awarded the McAuliffe Teaching Fellowship for Washington State. Maureen currently supervises student teachers for Washington State University.
Robin Rosenthal is an illustrator and art director. She grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. You can see more of her work at robinrosenthal.com.