Parents' Guide to

Antiracist Baby

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Meaningful how-to for raising equity-conscious kids.

Book Ibram X. Kendi Board 2020
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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

age 2+

Due to Other Reviews...

...I am writing because many people said it was an advanced book with advanced topics. That's very far from the truth. This book is great for children 0-5, at the time prejudice are being formed. It's written in rhyming scheme that makes it fun for children, not to mention the colorful illustrations of different families. I was pleased to find this book as there are not many that confront the topic head on. 100% recommend!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This joyously illustrated board book shows babies having fun in a world where all differences are celebrated and offers simple but meaningful steps to raise anti-racist kids. It keeps the focus on the babies themselves, showing how Antiracist Baby acts. On pages showing babies of many skin colors happily playing together on a big blanket, it says, "Anticracist Baby doesn't see certain / groups as 'better' or 'worse.' / Antiracist Baby loves a world that's truly diverse." On pages showing four babies, each one lovingly held close by their diverse parents, the text reads, "Even though races are not treated the same, / 'We are all human!' Antiracist Baby can proclaim!"

Antiracist Baby is aimed more at parents than their very young children, but babies and toddlers will still enjoy the vibrant illustrations and the thoughtful message to celebrate all differences. The final step in the list offers both a challenge and a hope: "Believe we can overcome racism."

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