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 Stamped (for kids) : racism, antiracism, and you
 Author: Reynolds, Jason

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2021)

 Dewey: 305.8009
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: 164 p., ill., 20 cm

 BTSB No: 748965 ISBN: 9780316167581
 Ages: 7-11 Grades: 2-6

 African Americans -- History
 Racism -- United States -- History
 Civil rights workers
 United States -- Race relations -- History

Price: $21.18

Adapted from the groundbreaking bestseller Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, this book takes readers on a journey from present to past and back again. Kids will discover where racist ideas came from, identify how they impact America today, and meet those who have fought racism with antiracism.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Kendi, Ibram X
Cherry-Paul, Sonja
 Illustrator: Baker, Rachelle
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 6.50
   Points: 3.0   Quiz: 513735

   School Library Journal (+) (06/04/21)
   Booklist (06/01/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/04/2021 Gr 4–8—In this adaptation of Reynolds and Kendi's award-winning Stamped from the Beginning, Cherry-Paul uses a rope analogy to examine unjust racial hierarchy ideas and concepts. Throughout history, this rope has been used by the dominant culture to tie oppressed people to a corrupt ideology. It has also been used as a symbol of the power struggle bet2ween antiracist and racist thought patterns. This young readers edition assesses how the symbols and monuments of flawed heroes affect our country today. Kids who are just learning about the world around them will now have the tools to begin to understand the complicated path the United States took toward the racial inequity we see today. This version of Stamped features a time line and a glossary and, most important, includes kids in the fight to dismantle racism. The concepts of segregationist, assimilationist, and antiracist are simplified and presented in terms that tweens can understand. Cherry-Paul took the emotional development of children into account when crafting the narrative around the difficult nature of antiracist work. She effectively holds space for kids while supplying them with concepts they will need to be a part of an antiracist society. VERDICT A wonderfully accessible version of the already seminal work for teens; ideal for upper elementary and middle school libraries.—Desiree Thomas, Worthington Lib., OH - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 06/01/2021 Kendi and Reynolds continue to share their vital antiracist message with this young reader’s edition of their celebrated collaboration, Stamped (2020). With the help of Cherry-Paul, the conversational tone is skillfully carried over from last year’s installment, with the distinction of shorter chapters and well-placed asides to provide additional context. The actions of significant figures, from Lincoln to Obama, are discussed through three lenses—racist, assimilationist, and antiracist—and examined candidly, posing challenges to preconceptions and noting how some of those figures’ actions sometimes reversed or evolved in their lifetimes. Throughout the book, readers are asked to pause and un-pause “to breathe and feel” and think deeply about the ideas and history discussed and their effect on everything from the history learned in school to popular culture. Baker’s gray-scale illustrations provide an effective visual language for the intended audience and are featured varyingly as spot art and full-page depictions. The last chapter covers the Black Lives Matter movement and the 2020 Election, which, along with fresh bibliography, make this a dynamic title for our time. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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