Title: This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
Author: Tiffany Jewell
Illustrator: Aurelia Durand
Date Read: June 9, 2020
This book was great! It is geared towards young adults but is a great start for anyone seeking to learn about racism and changing their mindset. I spent a few days reading this in chunks so I could think on and absorb the information, which is probably the most important thing you can do. Don’t just read this book and move on. Actually process and work to change your thoughts and work towards a better tomorrow.
“When you are silent absolutely nothing changes. You are reinforcing the dominant culture. You are allowing racism to continue on. You not saying anything also tells others you are complicit (okay) with the status quo (how things are).”
Since this book is geared towards young adults the language was very easy to understand and comprehend, which is another reason why I think this book would be a great place for everyone to start in their education of racism. The book is split into four parts with each part having four subsections. These subsections each had an activity to do that would make you think critically about yourself and racism. I learned so much about myself from reading this and doing the activities.
“When you only read one account of history through a single lens, you do not have the whole truth.”
Overall, this was a wonderful book and I think everyone should read this book.