Antiracist Baby

antiracist baby and Ibram X. Kendi

From the National Book Award-winning author of Stamped from the Beginning and How to Be an Antiracist comes a new 9x9 picture book that empowers parents and children to uproot racism in our society and in ourselves, now with added discussion prompts to help readers recognize and reflect on bias in their daily lives.

Featured on Good Morning America, NPR's Morning Edition, CBS This Morning, and more!

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.---from the publisher

32 pages 978-0593110508 Ages 3 and up

Keywords: racism, social issues, acceptance, accepting others, respecting others, values, prejudice, empathy, 3 year old, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old


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Hailed as “Antiracism’s starting point” (Kirkus) as well as “[B]old and direct, with thoughtful text and bright illustrations,” (Vogue), Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism in nine easy steps, providing the language necessary to begin critical conversations at the earliest age. This new edition includes a letter from Dr. Kendi to parents and caregivers, outlining questions and discussion starters to encourage conversations about race and racism with young children.

Namrata Tripathi, VP and Publisher of Kokila, “It’s been encouraging to see the growing understanding among parents and caregivers that just as we want to raise children who are kind or empathetic, it is our responsibility to raise them to be antiracist. I hope that this picture book edition, with its added resource of conversation starters for caregivers and kids about race and racism, can be a helpful tool in the lifelong work of being an antiracist. We’re so delighted to bring Ibram X. Kendi and Ashley Lukashevsky’s work to a new audience.”

With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby communicates a critically important idea and intellectual framework in a way that is accessible and empowering for the next generation of changemakers.---from the publisher

Also:  Dr. Ibram X. Kendi was recently a guest on Today Show, sharing tips for parents to start antiracism conversations with their children early, as well as being featured in People’s round up of 5 Inspiring People Charting the Path Forward as America Fights Racism.

32 pages

A Learning Guide to Antiracist Baby:

Author Bio: Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, professor of history and international studies, and the Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. He is an Ideas Columnist at The Atlantic, and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of four books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won National Book Award for Nonfiction, and the New York Times bestsellers How to Be an Antiracist and STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds. His next book, Antiracist Baby, will be published on June 16th, 2020.


Illustrator Bio: 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 or follow her on Instagram @ASHLUKADRAWS.

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