Synopses & Reviews
Spark change and celebrate resistance through the powerful words of anti-racism activists in this vibrant, resonant collection of more than 100 quotes that centers previously unheard voices while paying tribute to those who came before.
Antiracism is at the forefront of the national discussion today as people seek to challenge racial injustice and inequality. Activist and author Kenrya Rankin compiles thoughtful and incisive passages from the writings or speeches of thinkers and activists in the anti-racist community. These are words to enlighten, to prompt change, to provide encouragement, and to move readers to action. A brief biographical note for each person quoted gives context to their words through a look at their life and work. The bold and colorful design underlines the energy and movement toward real change. Perfect for all readers including young activists and change-makers.
Voices include: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ibram X. Kendi, Elaine Welteroth, Serena Williams, W.Kamau Bell, Lizzo, Opal Tometi, Alicia Garza, Jason Reynolds, Audre Lorde, Bayard Rustin, Malcolm X, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Frederick Douglass, and many more
Partial proceeds to benefit The Movement for Black Lives Fund
"The quotes dismantle the long-standing narrative that portrays America as a country of inclusivity, indiscriminate equality, and unconditional freedom. Rankin spotlights advocates who reflect gender, ethnic, and racial diversity." School Library Journal
"Discover a myriad of anti-racist activists through these 100-plus reflections."
"From activist and author of How We Fight White Supremacy comes this slim yet powerful collection of quotes from over 100 imperative voices in the anti-racism movement...get yours to take a break, rejuvenate, refresh and get back into the fray." Ms. Magazine
About the Author
Kenrya Rankin is an award-winning author, journalist, editor, speaker, and on-air talent who creates dynamic, high-impact content that amplifies the lived experiences, advocacy and work of people of color and shifts the narrative around who deserves liberation, justice, joy, and dignity in America. Kenrya's insight has been tapped by leading media outlets such as the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and ThinkProgress. A 20-year veteran in the editorial space, she is Principal at editorial consultancy Perfectly Said Studio, Executive Producer and Co-host of The Turn On podcast and author of five books, including How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance. Kenrya earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from Howard University and her master's degree in publishing from New York University. She is a from Cleveland, Ohio, and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her brilliant artist daughter.