Racism Explained to My Daughter

Racism Explained to My Daughter


By (author) Tahar Ben Jelloun

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  • Publisher: The New Press
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 174mm x 14mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 2 February 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1595580298
  • ISBN 13: 9781595580290
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, ports.
  • Sales rank: 372,181

Product description

The prize-winning book of advice about racism from the bestselling author to his daughter, introduced by Bill Cosby. When Tahar Ben Jelloun took his ten-year-old daughter to a street protest against anti-immigration laws in Paris, she asked question after question: "What is racism? What is an immigrant? What is discrimination?" Out of their frank discussion comes this book, an international bestseller translated into twenty languages. Ben Jelloun has created a unique and compelling dialogue in which he explains difficult concepts from ghettos and genocide to slavery and anti-Semitism in language we can all understand, and adds an all-new chapter for this edition. Also included are personal essays from four prizewinning writers and educators who themselves are parents: Patricia Williams, David Mura, William Ayers, and Lisa D. Delpit. Elegant and sensitive, and available now for the first time in paperback, "Racism Explained to My Daughter" is for all parents and educators who have struggled to engage their children in discussions of this complex issue. Winner of the 1998 United Nations Global Tolerance Award and the 2000 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award.

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Ben Jelloun's lessons and tools for discussion are invaluable.