|Stamped : racism, antiracism, and you|
Author: Reynolds, Jason
A history of racist and antiracist ideas in America, from their roots in Europe until today.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Kendi, Ibram X|
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Interest Level: MG+
Reading Level: 7.40
Points: 6.0 Quiz: 508255
Kirkus Reviews (+) (12/01/19)
School Library Journal (01/01/20)
Booklist (+) (01/01/20)
The Hornbook (00/05/20)
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School Library Journal - 01/01/2020 Gr 7 Up—Reynolds's adaptation of Kendi's National Book Award–winning title teaches readers to think critically about racism and antiracism in the United States and the Western world. Within short chapters and a chronological format, the authors discuss specific people and/or historical events. Those selected examples are used to expand upon broader themes. There are no shallow representations of the men and women profiled in this book. The authors argue that people fit into three categories, some transitioning from one category to another: segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists. The actions of President Thomas Jefferson, Cotton Mather, W.E.B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Davis, and President Barack Obama, among other U.S. presidents, citizens, and organized movements, are evaluated in relation to these categories. The varying text and sentence sizes, and the occasional font changes, effectively guide readers through the content. The tone of the writing varies from provocative to funny to gentle. Due to the work not being a straight narrative account, some passages may require readers to seek further information to fully understand the context. A recommended reading list features older and contemporary adult and young adult fiction and nonfiction titles. VERDICT Reynolds and Kendi eloquently challenge the common narrative attached to U.S. history. This adaptation, like the 2016 adult title, will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact. Highly recommended for libraries serving middle and high school students.—Hilary Writt, Sullivan University, Lexington, KY - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 01/01/2020 *Starred Review* Reynolds continues his prolific streak with an absorbing young reader’s adaptation of Kendi's National Book Award–winning title, Stamped from the Beginning (2016). “This is not a history book” declares Reynolds at the outset, an announcement that instantly absorbs readers, displaying the author’s singular way of communicating with young people. Reynolds’ “remix” begins in 1415 and travels into the present in five well-paced sections, following the general outline of Kendi’s comprehensive title. Through figures like Cotton Mather, W. E. B Du Bois, and Angela Davis, among others, the thought patterns of segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists, respectively, are elucidated, along with the impact such ideas have on all aspects of American life. Throughout the book, Reynolds inserts literal pauses (“Record scratch”), and interjects with commentary (“Let that sink in”) and clarifications, a way of insisting that the pages are not merely text, but a conversation. Readers will undoubtedly experience a mixture of feelings after finishing this book, but the encouragement to emerge as critical thinkers who can decipher coded language and harmful imagery stemming from racist ideas, which still linger in modern society and popular culture, will be the most empowering result. Thankfully, extensive back matter is included, with source notes and a dynamic further reading list. Required reading for everyone, especially those invested in the future of young people in America.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Reynolds is practically a household name in the kidlit community, and his lively take on Kendi's National Book Award–winning history of racism is sure to garner lots of attention. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.