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

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Empowering activist guide to defying and disrupting racism.

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age 12+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 18+

This book is absolutely racist.

This is a dishonest, hypocritical, and blatantly racist book, written to indoctrinate a new generation of racists into "identity politics" and hating everyone who is "different" than they are. Racist are like Skittles - they come in every color of the rainbow. It is racist hate speech to declare that ALL "white people" are racist. It is racist and supporting racism to declare that racism against "white people" is okay, and isn't actually "racism". I would not want any student in a public school to be forced to read this, or any other hate speech propaganda (for example, KKK literature, or 'Mein Kampf'), except as a way to critically break down the hate, lies, hypocrisy, and racism that this work of racist propaganda contains.
age 11+
Adds a balanced perspective for historically marginalized people and their allies.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

A powerful blend of activism and optimism, this is a book for young readers who want to step up, speak out, take action, and see the world in a whole new way. This Book Is Anti-Racist offers parents and kids an opportunity to talk about subjects that may rarely, or perhaps never, have been discussed. What's our family history? Did our ancestors fight against racism or enable it? Do we have privileges simply because of our skin color? Do we speak out against racism and injustice, or have we been taught to stay silent? Why is remaining silent no longer OK?

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