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Join us this month as we all learn together as part of the ongoing Newsymom series, BEGIN.
BEGIN to seek out those different than you.
BEGIN to ask questions.
BEGIN to learn.
BEGIN to achieve change.
This month’s series recommendation is Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.
A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism–and antiracism–in America
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.
The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi’s National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.
Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas–and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
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We hope you’ll join us for this adult read as we learn together. On Monday, October 5th, members of the Newsymom team will gather at Reber Studios once again to unpack our takeaways from this award-winning book.
The book is available in many local libraries at no charge! You can also buy a copy of the book here: