This Book Is Anti-Racist

This Book Is Anti-Racist : 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work

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Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.

'In a racist society, it's not enough to be non-racist-we must be ANTI-RACIST.' -Angela Davis

Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. Exercise prompts get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge.

Author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses - using gender neutral words to honour everyone who reads the book. Illustrator Aurelia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy.

After examining the concepts of social identity, race, ethnicity and racism, 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.

Find hope in stories of strength, love, joy and revolution that are part of our history, too, with such figures 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 reparations for those wrongfully interned.

This book is written for EVERYONE who lives in this racialised 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 also for their families, teachers and administrators.

With this book, be empowered to actively defy racism to create a community (large and small) that truly honours everyone.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 322g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0711245207
  • 9780711245204
  • 76,693

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'Just what we need in this radicalized and strife-ridden world. Buy copies for your school - you won't regret it!' * LoveReading * 'Anti-racism is for everyone. Let's have the conversation with all our children' * BookTrust * 'A bright, creative book that explores race, ethnicity and racism. Children will learn how to form opinions and understand why prejudice is personal.' -- Natasha Harding * The Sun * "A book that brings together kids, families, teachers, and administrators in conversation. Tough, vulnerable, important conversation."-Matthew Winner, The Children's Book Podcast "WOW. Have you ever wanted to better understand who you are? What's happening to us in this racially-divided world, and what we can do about it? This Book Is Anti-Racist is bold in its honesty, and brilliant in its illustrative breakdown of an essential vocabulary on race and identity. This racial and intersectional literacy tool models what creative anti-racist work can look like. It has renewed us to keep up the fight."-WINONA GUO & PRIYA VULCHI
CHOOSE Co-Founders/Co-Presidents "Essential"-Kirkus Reviews
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About Tiffany Jewell

Tiffany Jewell is a Black biracial writer and Anti-Racist Montessori educator and consultant. She spends her time baking bread and macarons, building LEGOS, watching British detective shows, and dreaming up how she can dismantle white supremacy. Tiffany currently lives in Western Massachusetts (on the occupied land of the Wabanaki and the Nipmuck) with her two young activists, her partner, and a turtle she's had since she was nine. This is her first book for children and young adults. Find her on instagram: @tiffanymjewell.

Aurelia Durand is a French illustrator based in Paris. Her work is dedicated to representing people of colour in society, and she uses bold art as a vivid demonstration. "I use vibrant colours and joyful music to spread good vibes to talk about diversity and open a conversation about why it matters to include more colour in our society." She wants to create more nuanced illustrative stories by portraying women of colour standing proudly and fiercely. Her work has been featured in advertising campaigns, galleries, and editorial magazines. Her clients include Apple, Refinery29, and Tinder. She shares her work online on different platforms, mainly Instagram, where she posts daily illustrations, live paintings, and animations. Find her on Instagram: @4ur3lia.
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