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Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness

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**A WHITE RAVEN 2019 SELECTION**

NAMED ONE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL‘S BEST BOOKS OF 2018

Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a picture book about racism and racial justice, inviting white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it’s real, and cultivate justice.

This book does a phenomenal job of explaining how power and privilege affect us from birth, and how we can educate ourselves…Not My Idea is an incredibly important book, one that we should all be using as a catalyst for our anti-racist education. –THE TINY ACTIVIST

Quite frankly, the first book I’ve seen that provides an honest explanation for kids about the state of race in America today. –ELIZABETH BIRD, librarian

“It’s that exact mix of true-to-life humor and unflinching honesty that makes Higginbotham’s book work so well…”–PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (*Starred Review)

A much-needed title that provides a strong foundation for critical discussions of white people and racism, particularly for young audiences. Recommended for all collections. –SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (*Starred Review)

A necessary children’s book about whiteness, white supremacy, and resistance… Important, accessible, needed. –KIRKUS REVIEWS

A timely story that addresses racism, civic responsibility, and the concept of whiteness. –FOREWORD REVIEWS

For white folks who aren’t sure how to talk to their kids about race, this book is the perfect beginning. –O MAGAZINE

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Anastasia Higginbotham

<strong>ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM</strong> is the author and illustrator of <em>Divorce Is the Worst</em>, <em>Death Is Stupid</em>, and <em>Tell Me About Sex, Grandma</em>–all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn. <p>Librarians love her, but not as much as she loves them.</p>

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781948340007
Publication Date:
September 4, 2018
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1948340003
Lexile® Level:
AD540L

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