This Book Is Anti-Racist - Tiffany Jewell

£8.99

Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? In this empowering, best-selling book for young people and adults, learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation.

'In a racist society, it’s not enough to be non-racist—we must be ANTI-RACIST.' - Angela Davis

Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you read through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing, and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. There are 20 activities to get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper.

Author Tiffany Jewell is an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist. She builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses, using gender neutral words to honour everyone who reads the book. Illustrator Aurélia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy.

After examining the concepts of social identity, race, ethnicity, and racism, learn about some of the ways people of different races have been oppressed, from indigenous Americans and Australians being sent to boarding school to be 'civilised' to the Windrush generation of Caribbean immigrants once welcomed to the UK being threatened with deportation by strict immigration laws.

Find hope in stories of strength, love, joy, and revolution that are part of our history, too, with such figures as the former slave Toussaint Louverture, who led a rebellion against white planters that eventually led to Haiti’s independence, and Yuri Kochiyama, who, after spending time in an internment camp for Japanese Americans during WWII, dedicated her life to supporting political prisoners and advocating reparations for those wrongfully interned.

Learn language and phrases to interrupt and disrupt racism. So, when you hear a microaggression or racial slur, you'll know how to act next time.

This book is written for EVERYONE who lives in this racialised society, including the young person who doesn’t know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life, kids who has lost themselves trying to fit into the dominant culture, the children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn’t stand up for themselves, and also for their families and teachers.