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Antiracist Baby

Antiracist Baby

Book - 2020
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Illustrations and rhyming text present nine steps Antiracist Baby can take to improve equity, such as opening our eyes to all skin colors and celebrating all our differences
Publisher: New York : Kokila, 2020
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780593110508
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Lukashevsky, Ashley - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Anti-racist baby


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Jun 03, 2021

Some of the rhyming in the text is forced and sloppy, but appreciated the overall message.

May 29, 2021

A Board Book? seriously? " what is a 2-year-old to make of lines like ".".If we don't name racism it won't stop being so violent." and "...policies don't always grant equal access." "Knock down the stacks of cultural blocks." "Confess when being racist". This would be really tricky to handle in a multi-racial preschool class! The height of cluelessness was the picture of a white person winning an athletic trophy while the ladder of success breaks under the black person. Can it be that Kendi is unaware that African Americans dominate the National Football League and the National Basketball Association!

VaughanPLDavidB Apr 21, 2021

I have several problems with this book, not least is the fact that it's not a children's book. It's a set of instructions for parents to teach their toddlers critical race theory. If you want a book to teach a young child anything, it has to have a story and it has to be entertaining. This book fails on both counts. There is no story, just point-form instructions, and it's not entertaining. The artwork is randomly placed and somewhat primitive, and the rhymes are awkward and poorly executed. There are any number of better books to teach children about this topic.

Feb 13, 2021

Brilliant and lovely. And excellent resource for anyone engaging with children.

FPL_Jenni Jan 13, 2021

A great book to teach the next generation, and the generation raising them, on how to be antiracist. This book challenges you to face your mistakes and learn from them, as well as to open up your heart in order to help one another.

Nov 22, 2020

The premise for this book is solid, but the book does not actually explain things in a way small children can understand.

IndyPL_MollieB Nov 21, 2020

#IndyPLKids Antiracist Baby by Ibram X Kendi and illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky breaks down easy ways parents can teach their children to be antiracist.

"8 Grow to be an antiracist. Antiracist Baby is always learning, changing, and growing. Antiracist Baby stays curious about all people and isn't all-knowing." This idea can be applied to adults, too. We must continue to learn, from the learning we change, and by changing we grow. Showing children that we, too, are active players in breaking down racism will help them with real-life examples.

Nov 18, 2020

This feels like more of a picture book for adults and caregivers who need guidance for 1) being antiracist and 2) having the language to raise antiracist children in a racist society.

JCLBeckyC Sep 26, 2020

Best book, worst year. If anything positive comes out of 2020, it is due to books like this one.

IndyPL_JosephL Jul 03, 2020

A poetic list of things parents can do to help raise an "antiracist" baby who will respect people of all colors and be able to identify injustice where they see it. While certainly an adult conceit title, its advice is solid and worth sharing with the next generation.


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JCLBeckyC Sep 26, 2020

"Grow to be an antiracist. Antiracist Baby is always learning, changing, and growing. Antiracist Baby stays curious about all people and isn't all-knowing."

JCLBeckyC Sep 26, 2020

"Open your eyes to all skin colors. Antiracist Baby learns all the colors, not because race is true. If you claim to be color-blind, you deny what's right in front of you."


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Aug 18, 2020

ephrame thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10


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