Reynolds, Jason , Kendi, Ibram X.

Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

(3) 4-6 Adapted by Sonja Cherry-Paul. Illustrated by Rachelle Baker. Cherry-Paul adapts Reynolds's YA "remix" of Kendi's National Book Award–­winning Stamped from the Beginning for a middle-grade audience. Reynolds's forthright conversational voice comes through; the book's chronological organization is similar to its YA counterpart. Accompanied by black-and-white halftone illustrations, short readable chapters hit on main points, and occasional sidebars provide related information. "Pauses" in the main text clarify concepts and give readers a chance to gather their thoughts about how deep white supremacy runs and what being antiracist means. A seven-page timeline and a glossary are appended, as are lists of suggested picture books, chapter books, and books for older readers.


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