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Love without Bounds
An IntersectionAllies Book about Families
By (author): Chelsea Johnson By (author): LaToya Council By (author): Carolyn Choi
Chelsea Johnson , LaToya Council , Carolyn Choi


Dottir Press



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paper over boards
Hardcover , Paper over boards


Juvenile: Age (years) 6 - 12
Feb 03, 2023
Print Run: 12
$29.95 CAD


9.75in x 9.75 x 0.38 in | 440 gr

Page Count:

48 pages


Color illustrations throughout
Dottir Press
JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family

This follow-up to the critically acclaimed IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All honors the diversity of family life and what family can mean based on our intersecting identities and experiences.

Written by three celebrated women of color sociologists, Love without Bounds: An IntersectionAllies Book about Families is a joyful, heartwarming celebration of family in all its forms: multicultural families; LGBTQ+ families; adoptive and foster care families; single-parent and blended families; transnational families; families impacted by incarceration, detention, and deportation; chosen families; military families; and more. By focusing on the choices families make to persistently love and care for one another in the face of inequality and inequity, Love without Bounds is a necessary resource to make sure all kids feel seen and loved for who they are in community with each another.

Features gorgeous illustrations throughout by Ashley Seil Smith and a colorful, informative discussion guide that explains the concepts shown in the book.

***Selected as Runner-Up for "Best Social Justice" in the 2022 Black Kid Lit Awards***

Chelsea Johnson became interested in feminism through writers like Audre Lorde and Patricia Hill Collins as an undergraduate at Spelman College, a historically Black college for women in Atlanta, GA. She went on to study the politics of race, class, gender, and fashion at the University of Southern California, where she earned her PhD in sociology and gender studies in 2019. Chelsea now works as an applied researcher in the corporate world, using intersectionality to help companies design products with underrepresented groups in mind, and lives in Los Angeles, CA.

LaToya Council was born and raised in Dudley, North Carolina. She was first introduced to the concept of intersectionality at Spelman College, which inspired her scholarship, activism, and vision for a more inclusive world. LaToya went on to earn her MA in sociology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and is currently finishing up her PhD in sociology at the University of Southern California. Her research theorizes how race, class, and gender shape work and family life.

Carolyn Choi was born to immigrant parents in Los Angeles. After graduating with her BA from UCLA, Carolyn began community organizing with an immigrant rights organization in Los Angeles, where intersectionality was central to her advocacy work. She later went abroad to earn an MS in sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science and is currently at the University of Southern California, finishing up her PhD. Carolyn's research touches on the topics of human trafficking and international migration.

Ashley Seil Smith, illustrator, was raised in California and the conservative South, the last of five daughters. After studying women's health in India during undergrad, Ashley committed to public conversations about feminism and bodies, and created a menstruation museum and period box subscription company. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City and now works full-time as an artist. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Lenny, and Forbes. She lives and works in New York City.

A take on the subject that that feels particularly varied and intersectional....This book shows that such topics aren’t a matter of some outside “agenda” being pushed upon kids, but that they reflect and support the identities of kids and their families themselves. Parents, teachers, and others should welcome this thoughtful volume.Mombian
A worthy addition to classrooms, public libraries, and personal collections[...]The many configurations of families are on brilliant display here in all their joyful variation.Kirkus
This gorgeous, sweet book has a heart big enough to hold every formation of kinship, from a cozy nuclear family to a life-saving chosen one, and every configuration in between. Families are crucial, and an easy and welcoming way to show kids how exciting and diverse life on earth really is. An instant classic, Love without Bounds fills a void in children's literature with rhyme and grace. —Michelle Tea, award-winning author of Knocking Myself Up: A Memoir of My Infertility, Modern Tarot, and Against Memoir
Filled with fresh rhymes and exuberant illustrations, Love without Bounds meaningfully expands the definition of “family.” This book is a warm hug. What a generous gift to us all! —YZ Chin, author of Edge Case
Within the images and poetry of Love without Bounds, families flourish in every form and grieve only what keeps us apart from those dear to us[....]Children and adults alike can breathe fully into the care and comfort that’s offered. Love without Bounds envisions families where people, both living and passed on, are cherished, nourished, remembered, and revered. The shapes we make as families can tell a story of change and constancy in the same moment, and this book encourages us to behold that paradox, be intentional, expansive, and curious about how we define family, and remain–always–rooted in love. When it comes to love, there is more than enough for all. —Anastasia Higginbotham, author of Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness, What You Don't Know: A Story of Liberated Childhood, Divorce Is the Worst, and more

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