Antiracism is a journey not a destination. Professor Ibram X. Kendi has written a series of books for all ages to help us move past the notion of “not racist” to antiracism. This bundle includes all of Kendi’s books for the adults, kids, teens and babies in your life.
In the words of Kendi, “The opposite of racist isn't 'not racist.' It is 'anti-racist.' What's the difference? One endorses either the idea of a racial hierarchy as a racist, or racial equality as an anti-racist. One either believes problems are rooted in groups of people, as a racist, or locates the roots of problems in power and policies, as an anti-racist. One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as a racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an anti-racist. There is no in-between safe space of 'not racist.”
Our Remarkable Reads Antiracist Bundle includes:
- How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Transformative, life-changing and life-affirming is how we’d describe Ibram X. Kendi’s groundbreaking work How to Be an Antiracist. This is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history, policies and ethics behind white supremacy and systemic racism and how we can interrogate those systems in the world and in ourselves to create a more just and equitable society.
Appropriate for ages 18+.
- Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Antiracism is not a destination but a journey--one that takes deliberate, consistent work. Ibram X. Kendi's concept of antiracism has reenergized and reshaped the conversation about racial justice in America and pointed us toward new ways of thinking about ourselves and our society. Whether or not you've read How to Be an Antiracist, this stunning paperback journal offers the opportunity to reflect on your personal commitment to antiracism. Be Antiracist is both a confessional and a log of your journey toward a more equitable and just society.
Be Antiracist helps you reflect on topics such as body, power, class, gender, and policy, as well as specific questions like, "Who or what scares you the most when you think about race?" and "How can we go about disconnecting Blackness from criminality?" and "What constitutes an American to you?" Kendi's multipronged approach to self-reflection will challenge you to make change in yourself and your community, and contribute to an antiracist future.
Appropriate for ages 18+ or as a guidebook for parents to use with their children.
- Stamped Racism Antiracism and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds
At a bookseller conference, co-author Jason Reynolds was asked how to describe this book for kids. He said, “it’s the coolest book about racism you’re ever gonna read,” and it is. But this book isn’t just for kids. It’s for adults as well. If you’re new to the concept of antiracism, if you’re having trouble understanding the concepts of racist thought and history and policy in our society then this is the book for you. At the same conference Kendi said he hopes kids - but adults too - walk away with three things after reading this book: (1) that you are able to now see and recognize the inequities and injustices in our society, (2) being able to see that these inequities and injustices are not caused they by what is “wrong” with particular groups of people but rather what’s wrong with power and policies and (3) you can think through the ways in which you can be a part of the struggle against those policies and power.
Appropriate for ages 12+.
- Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi and illustrations by Ashley Lukashevsky
Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.
With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.
Appropriate for all ages.