From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Book Is Anti-Racist, Tiffany Jewell, with art by Eisner-nominated illustrator Nicole Miles, The Antiracist Kid is the essential illustrated guide to antiracism for empowering the young readers in your life!
What is racism? What is antiracism? Why are both important to learn about? In this book, systemic racism and the antiracist tools to fight it are easily accessible to young readers.
In three sections, this must-have guide explains:
Identity: What it is and how it applies to youJustice: What it is, what racism has to do with it, and how to address injusticeActivism: A how-to with resources to be the best antiracist kid you can be
This book teaches young children the words, language, and methods to recognize racism and injustice—and what to do when they encounter it at home, at school, and in the media they watch, play, and read.
Jewell (This Book Is Anti-Racist) combines direct and powerful text with eye-catching illustrations by Miles (I Want My Book Back) in this empowering guide to combatting racist ideology. Assuring readers that "even the smallest action can have a big effect for positive change," the creators define the key titular concepts by breaking them up into three chapters. In "Identity," Jewell impresses that words and labels, while necessary for personal self-expression, are also often used to establish a power imbalance in which "people who are in the dominant culture" hold significant sway while those outside it do not. Using text that flows at an engaging clip between simple and complex topics, subsequent chapters on justice and activism smartly outline subjects such as colonization, equity, institutional racism, and privilege. Miles's digital art elevates the issues addressed, portraying an array of intersectionally diverse children in precise lines and poppy color while highlighting core narrative values via striking panels (gender, citizen, and class identity are called out in an angular yellow rectangle). This vital tome approachably examines anti-racism and activism while leaving ample space for questions and critical thinking, encouraging readers to become active participants in social change. Ages 8–12.