The Antiracist Kid: A Book About Identity, Justice, and Activism (Paperback)
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 you
- Justice: What it is, what racism has to do with it, and how to address injustice
- Activism: 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.
Tiffany Jewell is the Black biracial #1 New York Times bestselling and #1 Indie bestselling author of This Book Is Anti-Racist and The Antiracist Kid. She is a twin sister, first-generation American, cisgender mama, and anti-bias antiracist (ABAR) educator who has been working with children and families for two decades. She lives on the homeland of the Pocumtuc and the Nipmuck with her two young storytellers, husband, a turtle she’s had since she was nine years old, and a small dog with a big personality.
Nicole Miles is a Bahamian-American illustrator currently living in West Yorkshire, UK with her pet snake and human boyfriend. Her favorite forms of procrasti-working are bettering her hand-lettering, making animated gifs, or chronicling silly life moments or informative sustainability tips in comic form.
“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.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Incorporates age-appropriate language in rendering complex topics—such as privilege, intersectionality, and colonization—with clarity and precision, aided by buoyant graphics depicting a diverse group of children. The lessons highlight youth agency, awareness, and autonomy… Adults might just learn something, too.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Tiffany Jewell’s work is one of the most powerful tools in [my toolbox].... Jewell helps children acquire language and lenses to talk about, recognize, and analyze race and racism in their daily lives. THE liberatory tool every child, caregiver, and educator needs to help create an antiracist future." — Sonja Cherry-Paul, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Stamped (For Kids)
“Colorful illustrations, hand-lettered quotes, examples, thought questions, vocabulary sidebars and clear explanations, this book breaks down the nuances and complexities of anti-racism for young readers.... An essential book for every home and classroom library, and I cannot wait to dive into this with my own kids!” — Joanna Ho, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eyes That Kiss in the Corners
"We often meet people who say they are interested in becoming anti-racists and others who are seeking information that can help them understand the most challenging issue facing our country: systemic racism.... Timely and an essential primer not only for young readers, but for all of us." — Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, editors of the New York Times Best Children’s Book of the Year The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth