Books: Non-Fiction

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Book — Non-fiction. By Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds. 2020. 320 pages. Described as 'Stamped from the Beginning' "remixed," this young adult book brings African American history into sharp focus as context for the here and now.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance

This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.

Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas — and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives. [Description from the publisher.]

ISBN: 9780316453707 | Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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