This Book Is Anti-Racist

by Tiffany Jewell illustrated by Aurélia Durand
Short Summary
Where does racism come from and what can we do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism, and how readers can use their anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.
Some mature content.

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Gain a deeper understanding of anti-racism with 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism, and give readers the courage and power to undo it. After examining the concepts of social identity, race, ethnicity, and racism, readers will learn about some of the ways people of different races have been oppressed—from indigenous Americans and Australians being sent to boarding school to be “civilized” to a generation of Caribbean immigrants, once welcomed to the UK, being threatened with deportation by strict immigration laws.Readers will find hope in stories of strength, love, joy, and revolution that are part of our history too, with figures such as the former slave Toussaint Louverture, who led a rebellion against white planters that eventually led to Haiti’s independence, and Yuri Kochiyama, who, after spending time in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, dedicated her life to supporting political prisoners and advocating for reparations for those wrongfully interned.This book is written for everyone who lives in this racialized society—including the young person who doesn’t know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life; the kid who has lost themself at times trying to fit into the dominant culture; the children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn’t stand up for themselves; and their families, teachers, and administrators.It empowers readers to actively defy racism and xenophobia and to create a community that truly honors everyone.
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    • Grades: 5 - 9
    • Ages: 11 - 15
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 5" x 7 13/16"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-338-74136-0