Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds
Available At: Chinook Trail (MS), Encompass Heights, Mountain Ridge, Timberview
Categories: Anti-Police, Anti-Religion, Racism, Whiteness
Description: “This chapter book edition by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America RACE.”
YA Label?: No
Notes: An artistic readjustment of history directed at children to fit a narrative of racism and promote a sense of victimization.
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Page 19: “In 1619, THE FIRST SHIP CARRYING ENSLAVED AFRICAN people arrived in the newly colonized America. America welcomed slavery with open arms and used it to build this new country…Some of these new arrivals were missionaries, religious folks who wanted to spread their religion, including Puritan ministers who followed strict religious rules. When they came to America, they set up churches and schools to teach their way of thinking; that they were better than anyone who wasn’t a Puritan, and way better than Native American and African people.”
Page 28: “In 1776 America was doubling down on owning people, but didn’t want to be owned by Great Britain.”
Page 45: “But the honest truth is the fighting, the (Civil) war, the symbols, and the monuments are about White supremacy and racial terror.”
Page 106: “Years after desegregation became the law of the land (on paper if not in practice), racists found a new way to make public education a weapon: standardized testing.”
Page 115: “Black children’s lives ended at the hands of police officers and those who placed no value on Black humanity. Black people’s lives ended at the hands of police officers and White people who were rarely punished.”
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