Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne and Theodore Taylor, III:
Wake up, baby, and raise your fist! Woke Baby by Mahogany L. Browne and Theodore Taylor is a poetic celebration of the terrible twos. Two-year-olds are not afraid to stand up for what they want: they protest, they go on strike, they filibuster, and they are really good at stomping their feet and saying, “No!” So, instead of heavily sighing when your toddler says “no” for the hundredth time to broccoli, hope that when your child is an adult, he/she will say “no” to injustice. And when your toddler is having a sit-in because he/she doesn’t want her diaper changed, hope that your child does the same when unjust laws need to be changed. Woke Baby is a fun, rhythmic book for toddlers and parents.
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi:
If you want your baby to learn about colors, just “open your eyes to all colors…” And if you want your child to use words rather than fists, then “use your words to talk about race.” You can teach your child to be racist or anti-racist because, as Ibram X. Kendi reminds us in this book, “antiracist babies are bred, not born.” So when you teach your child to stack blocks, consider talking about "knocking down the stacks of social blocks" while you're at it.
If you had difficulty reading Kendi’s grown-up book, How to Be an Antiracist, the toddler version provides his main points in a rhythmic bullet points that sound good but may go over your baby’s head when he talks about changing policy. That said, this is a board book with a message for parents and beautiful pictures and jazzy rhythms for baby.