Synopses & Reviews
With a new introduction from Michael Bennett, this adaptation of his bestselling book Things That Make White People Uncomfortable is specifically geared for 12-17 year olds and will appeal to students, teachers and librarians looking for a book that seamlessly connects politics, personal narratives and sports. The original edition has already sold hundreds of copies to a high school audience and Michael has received letters from numerous young people about how much his book has inspired them and how much they have learned from it. This young adult edition will fill a gap for culturally relevant, politically progressive books that young people want to read because they are about well-known figures, especially athletes, they admire. Michael's unique voice translates well to young readers and this book is an excellent addition to any middle school classroom or home library.
"A shockingly honest take on sports and politics." The Stranger
"It would be easy for Michael Bennett to remain silent, to play in the NFL and make his mark through accomplishments on the field. Instead Michael has chosen to use his voice and his platform to fight injustice." Senator Bernie Sanders
"Michael Bennett is an agent of change." The New York Times
About the Author
Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a two time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet. This bestseller is now in paperback with a new Introduction, and is also available in a Young Adult Edition.