A Is for Anarchist
“If by chance you do not enjoy this book, you can always send used copies to Florida school districts.”
Yes, it is true that A is for Anarchist, but this delightful book might be more appropriately titled A Is for Amusing Observations. It is an alphabetically ordered set of edifying observations to children and to those who might be reading to them on the state of our world from a perspective they can understand.
Children don’t like to be told what to do, and so they are anarchists. But the political ordering principles of the messages that follow are more from Zuccotti Park than they are from Kropotkin. Author Woods, son of a Zimbabwean revolutionary, definitely believes in governance that is highly directive. B is for Billionaires because there are far too many of them, but only a highly organized government with redistributive policies (his R is for Robots) can bring about more income equality.
G is for Ghosts, because what kid would want to read about Gini coefficients?
K is for Knees, because one needs to know when to take a knee like Colin Kaepernick, and when to “stand up to a racist police state.”
If by chance you do not enjoy this book, you can always send used copies to Florida school districts. But it is more likely that you will like it, and so will the little anarchistic communists you might have running around your ankles.
Why is this a recommended book? Because I’m an adult, and I said so. And by the way, when you tell your child that after reading this book, she might well remind you that F is for Fascism.