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How to Be a (Young) Antiracist

How to Be a (Young) Antiracist

by Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone

The #1 New York Times bestseller that sparked international dialogue is now in paperback for young adults! Based on the adult bestseller by Ibram X. Kendi, and co-authored by bestselling author Nic Stone, How to be a (Young) Antiracist will serve as a guide for teens seeking a way forward in acknowledging, identifying, and dismantling racism and injustice.

The New York Times bestseller How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi is shaping the way a generation thinks about race and racism. How to be a (Young) Antiracist is a dynamic reframing of the concepts shared in the adult book, with young adulthood front and center. Aimed at readers 12 and up, and co-authored by award-winning children's book author Nic Stone, How to be a (Young) Antiracist empowers teen readers to help create a more just society. Antiracism is a journey--and now young adults will have a map to carve their own path. Kendi and Stone have revised this work to provide anecdotes and data that speaks directly to the experiences and concerns of younger readers, encouraging them to think critically and build a more equitable world in doing so.

Praise for How to Be a (Young) Antiracist By Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone:

2024 Bank Street Best Children’s Books

★"Heartbreaking, soaring, fulfilling, a deep-dive, this should be canon in high school classrooms and reprinted in pocket-size format for carrying around." –School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

★"This important book is sure to inspire in those who do listen, investigate, and reflect on “that dastardly villain racism,”much welcome discussion and debate both in and out of the classroom. It’s essential reading." –Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

"...a notably effective adaptation. Successfully broadens the reach of the original to a younger audience." —Kirkus Reviews

" incredibly accessible read geared to teens... guided by Stone's energetic narration; kids will definitely see themselves in his [Kendi's] journey." — The Boston Globe

"The young person's version gives teens the tools they need to create a more just society and encourages them to undo some of the damage created by generations before them." — The Root

"Attention to gender, sexuality, class, and honest self-critique makes for an ambitiously inclusive addition to a growing booklist of youth-oriented racial equity work, but the concluding four c’s of changemaking—cogency, compassion, creativity, collaboration—are on full display here in a standout text." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"[A] book that illuminate[s] how each of us are gradually drafted into the thinking, the lies and distorted truths which can render a person unable or at least unwilling to challenge the systems and practices which masquerade as normal, as functional and fair. In reality, many of those systems drive and sustain vast inequality along with pervasive belief in group inferiority or superiority. [A] book that seems to want to equip young people living now, in the midst of surround-sound injustice, open and almost gleeful bigotry – in public and in private – with the language and the skills to recognize they too have been drafted. Then it calls on them to decide if, where, and how they will revolt against that system." —Time Magazine

A Brightly Best YA Books of 2023
#2 NY Times Bestseller List
#7 Indie Bestseller

  • Pages: 208 Pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Imprint: Kokila
  • ISBN: 9780593461617
Penguin Teen