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

Book review by Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media
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age 11+

Empowering activist guide to defying and disrupting racism.

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age 12+

School Counselor's Dream

This book provides information on history from perspectives that do not get taught in public schools & is an excellent guide for person-centered language, compassion, and understanding. For challenging words, there is an easy-to-understand glossary in the back of the book that is helpful for readers. These activities are great for young adults and everyone older than that - the first 5 chapters do an excellent job of contextualizing what makes each of us, "us". The first 5 chapters could be incredibly helpful for anyone struggling with their identity or accepting someone else's and goes beyond the focus on race.

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age 9+

A must have for any classroom library

This book is a stellar guide to having necessary conversations with young learners. The book provides prompts for thinking as well as explainers on core concepts.

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