Synopses & Reviews
From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a fresh new board book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves.
Take your first steps with Antiracist Baby! Or rather, follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world.
With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age, Antiracist Baby is the perfect gift for readers of all ages dedicated to forming a just society.
"Although this board book hardly substitutes for How To Be an Antiracist (2019), Kendi's exploration of the topic for adults, it does serve to remind caregivers that raising an antiracist child is a conscious process." Kirkus Reviews
"Though the advanced diction ("there's no neutrality") gears the volume more toward caretakers than infants themselves, the book will nonetheless serve as a mindful companion for families striving together toward a more equitable future." Publishers Weekly
"The timely and relevant anti-racist message so excellently delivered in this book makes it worthy of a place on all library shelves." School Library Journal
About the Author
Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. A professor of History and International Relations and frequent public speaker, Kendi is a contributing writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and How to Be an Antiracist.
Ashley Lukashevsky is an illustrator and visual artist who uses illustration and art as a tool to strengthen social movements against systemic racism and sexism. Before moving to illustration full-time, she was the art director at KINDLAND and the social impact designer at LA2050, an initiative to create a positive shared future for all Angelenos. Learn more at her website http: //www.ashleylukashevsky.com or follow her on Instagram @ASHLUKADRAWS.