Stamped

Stamped

Racism, Antiracism, and You

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"The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. Racist ideas are woven into the fabric of this country, and the first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America's racist past and present. This book takes you on that journey, showing how racist ideas started and were spread, and how they can be discredited"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2020
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316453691
0316453692
9780316453677
Branch Call Number: Y 305.8 R463s 2020
Characteristics: xvi, 294 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kendi, Ibram X.

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Young Adult Nonfiction. Recommended by Sarah.

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. Racist ideas are woven into the fabric of this country, and the first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America's racist past and present. This book takes you on ... Read More »


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A book so good, it is now one of only two 5-star ratings on my GoodReads -- I just went through and removed a star from every single other book I've read. That's how good this gift of a book is.

A vitally important, compelling and tightly written narrative account of racism in all its forms in America. Jason Reynolds has outdone even himself with this one. His synthesis of the main touchstones from Ibram X. Kendi's book is powerful (disclaimer: I'm halfway through reading STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING, and it's worth the 580 page count). Reynold's ability to deftly explain and give meaning and context to words like uplift suasion, segregationists, assimilationists, and more is stunning. And his ability to center young people, and their place in this - our communal history - is astonishing.

Make sure you listen to/read the acknowledgements. His final shout out goes to every young person reading STAMPED (and not reading it), and is a call to self-education and action.

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vgempis
Jun 03, 2020

Jason Reynolds' remix of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award Winner "Stamped From the Beginning" is an excellent primer on anti-Black racism in America. Reynolds both acknowledges that race is a tough topic to tackle, but also that it's a necessary one. His style is conversational and engaging, and this is a great book for teen and adult readers to continue the conversation about racism in America.

LPL_MaryW Mar 08, 2020

Inspiring the next generation of antiracists, Jason Reynolds’ remix of Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped From the Beginning is outstanding. Reynolds’ voice shines through in the accessible text, which he adapts to be not a “history book” (even though it has history in it) but a book about our present. He acknowledges that talking about race and privilege is uncomfortable, but guides readers through mindful breathing to get through it, because it’s important.

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