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This book is anti-racist
Varying Form of Title
This book is antiracist
2020 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books, Minnneapolis, MN :
160 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
"20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work" -- cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-159).
Waking up: understanding and growing into my identities -- Opening the window: making sense of the world -- Choosing my path: taking action and responding to racism -- Holding the door open: working in solidarity against racism.
This book is written for the young person who doesn't know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life. For the 14 year old who sees injustice at school and isn't able to understand the role racism plays in separating them from their friends. For the kid who spends years trying to fit into the dominant culture and loses themselves for a little while. It's for all of the Black and Brown children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn't stand up for themselves; because the colour of their skin, the texture of their hair, their names made white folx feel scared and threatened. It is written so children and young adults will feel empowered to stand up to the adults who continue to close doors in their faces. This book will give them the language and ability to understand racism and a drive to undo it. In short, it is for everyone.
Instructional and educational works.