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This book is based on another book originally published for adults, written by Ibram X Kendi. He then worked with children’s super author Jason Reynolds (look him up!) using the same meticulously researched history. This is gripping and fast paced history that speaks to young readers – as if it is being told by a super cool older cousin.
Racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. Instead, they were developed by some of the most brilliant minds in history to justify and rationalise the nation’s deeply entrenched discriminatory policies. But while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited. In shedding light on the history of racist ideas in America, this adaptation offers young readers the tools they need to combat these ideas – and, in the process, gives society a reason to hope.
Through a gripping and fast-paced narrative that speaks to young readers on their level, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas – and on ways anti-racists can be empowered to combat racism in their daily lives.