[REVIEW] Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi


Ibram X. Kendi


The #1 New York Times bestselling, “must-read” (San Francisco Chronicle), “amazingly timely and stunningly accessible” (Jacqueline Woodson) exploration of race and racism from award-winning, beloved authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, now in paperback.
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.

Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas–and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
Download the free educator guide here: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Stamped-Educator-Guide.pdf


A month ago I read Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi. This book is a remix of that book designed to get young adults thinking. I have to admit I’m not a young adult but it got me thinking and googling.

I had never thought about the movies: Tarzan, Planet of the Apes, or Rocky and what they represent.

Like in Tarzan of the Apes I never knew that the word Tarzan means “white skin’ in “ape language.” Tarzan is the white overlord of the African jungle where he saves Jane from the Africans.

STAMPED is a book about race and how the United States ended up where we are now.

Audio book source: Library/Overdrive
Narrator: Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi – introduction
Length: 4H 11M


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