Abolition is Love (Hardcover)
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 together.
Abolition is Love!
Alannah Fricker is an abolitionist community organizer, visual artist, caregiver, harm reduction activist, and second-generation settler living in Toronto/Tkaronto in the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, Anishnabeg, Chippewa, Haudenosaunee and Wendat peoples. She is a founding member of Students for Harm Reduction, the Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project (TPRP), and the Abolition Coalition, and is actively involved in a wide variety of mutual aid, popular education, direct action, and creative arts projects focused on building a world where we keep each other safe without police and prisons. Alannah is a Registered Social Worker and is currently completing her Master’s of Arts in Social Justice Education with a focus on Black Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.