This Book Is Anti-racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work

Tiffany Jewell, illus. by Aurelia Durand. Frances Lincoln Children’s, $14.99 (160p) ISBN 978-0-7112-4521-1
Using clear, compelling language, Jewell employs four sections to deftly explain progressive understandings of identity, history, action, and solidarity as tools to encourage antiracist reflection, thought, and action. From the author’s note introducing the idea that “racism is a problem, a very serious problem,” to the volume’s explorations of “spending that privilege” and “calling out and calling in,” Jewell offers readers at various points in their activist journeys a necessary primer on antiracist thinking (a glossary helpfully defines underlined terms used throughout, including cisgender, neurodiverse, and femme). Thoughtful, energizing calls to action and journal prompts encourage readers to check in with themselves and to “grow from our discomfort.” Durand’s stylish illustrations punctuate the text-heavy pages; robust supplemental materials, including notes on the text and suggested reading, point toward ongoing learning. Ages 11–15. (Jan.)
Reviewed on : 11/26/2019
Release date: 01/07/2020
Genre: Children's
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