Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness
Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness

Written by Anastasia Higginbotham
Part of the Ordinary Terrible Things Book Series
6 - 10
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Sep 4, 2018
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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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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    September 4, 2018
    Dottir Press
    Page Count
    Reading Age
    6 - 10 years
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