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Summer Reading 2022

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Why Choose This Book?

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.

remixed by Jason Reynolds from Ibram X. Kendi

"This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race

-- Cover Blurb

"It’s a monumental feat to chronicle in so few pages the history of not only anti-Black racism in the U.S., but also assimilationist and anti-racist thought as well. In the process it succeeds at connecting 'history our lives as we live them right this minute.'  "

- Kirkus, Starred Review

Awards, Honors, Lists

  • NAACP Image Award - Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens [2020 - Nominee]
  • Kirkus Prize for Young Readers' Literature (2020 - Nominee)

Read this book if...

  • You like writing that gets to the point about complex ideas but in a relatable way.
  • You want a greater understanding of the origins and ongoing effects of Racism in America.
  • You are interested in history, but want a book that is not a "History Book".



More About the Book

Jason Reynolds

author, poet, 2020 Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Ibram X. Kendi

author, educator, activist, director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University