This Book Is Anti-Racist: Volume 1
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This Book Is Anti-Racist: Volume 1 : 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action, and do the work

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Recommended by Oprah's Book Club, The Guardian, TIME, Evening Standard, Grazia, The Telegraph, Express and The Sun

Also available: This Book Is Anti-Racist Journal, a guided journal with more than 50 activities to support your anti-racism journey


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 lesson builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. An activity at the end of every chapter gets you thinking and helps you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper.

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.

Learn language and phrases to interrupt and disrupt racism. So, when you hear a microaggression or racial slur, you'll know how to act next time.

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 and xenophobia 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 | 305g
  • Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780711245204
  • 27,265

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'A useful tool for discussing racism with children ages 5 to 15.' The Telegraph
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'A useful tool for discussing racism with children ages 5 to 15.' -- The Telegraph 'An excellent start for educating children on what racism is and how to go about becoming anti-racist.' -- Grazia 'Reveals the origins of racism that we are still experiencing and give you the courage and power to undo it.' -- Express 'This is one for you, your neighbour, the children in your lives and especially that "only slightly" racist colleague.' -- The Guardian '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 * 'Not only addresses the origins of racism, but delivers tips on how to create change.' -- Evening Standard 'Anti-racism is for everyone. Let's have the conversation with all our children' -- BookTrust 'Just what we need in this radicalized and strife-ridden world. Buy copies for your school - you won't regret it!' -- LoveReading 'The perfect read to help raise pre-teens to be anti-racist adults.' -- Red Magazine
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About Tiffany Jewell

Tiffany Jewell, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller This Book Is Anti-Racist, 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 Pocumtuc and the Nipmuck) with her two young activists, her partner, a little dog with a big personality, and a turtle she's had since she was nine. Find her on instagram: @tiffanymjewell.



Aurelia Durand is a French graphic artist. Her work, which includes the illustrations for the #1 New York Times bestseller This Book Is Anti-Racist, is a vivid celebration of diversity; she dedicates her artistic voice to matters involving representation. Aurelia represents Afro-descendants as joyful, proud, and empowered - a united community whose destinies are intertwined. These colorful personalities present the unified voice of a global community whose hopes, dreams, and desires envision an inclusive future for all. Her work has been featured in advertising campaigns, galleries, and editorial magazines; her clients include Nike, The New Yorker, Facebook, and more. Find her on Instagram: @4ur3lia.
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