Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You Summary

The #1 New York Times bestselling, "must-read" (San Francisco Chronicle), "amazingly timely and stunningly accessible" (Jacqueline Woodson) exploration of race and racism from award-winning, beloved authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.
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.   Download the free educator guide here:
Don't miss Stamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You, the #1 bestselling adaptation for younger readers


Book Reviews

Sean Wittbold

Not a Kendi fan, but credit where credit is due.4 star

Read this book recently to broaden my knowledge and better understand where people are coming from esp. those promoting CRT. I must admit, Kendi and Jason’s research is well informed and thorough - the books provides quite a bit of perspective. That said both are clearly very articulate and intelligent but found the writing quite a bore at times. I’m also hesitant to agree that Kendi’s assertion of racism existing today in a more sinister / evil form is true. Anyways, definitely worth a read - certainly more tolerable than listening to him talk if you’ve ever heard his lectures.45


Insightful5 star

When viewed per the title and purpose of the book, Dr. Kendi delivered on point. The research done behind the book and the narrative style is excellent, quotes from the professional reviews described exactly my journey reading the book, and overall time week spent. From my perspective, as I am not American, I gained a lot of insight about the problems in America, especially the religious aspect of it. Coincidentally, while in Amsterdam early last year, I read about their perspective of the May Flower as they celebrated this key event in American history, and the words chosen to describe the group is in clear contrast from American text. As with everything, there is always a different perspective, Dr. Kendi’s choices of tour guides in the book has accomplished that beautifully.55


Stamped5 star

Unvarnished truth!!!55


Luna, dear lord5 star

Okay, I’m ashamed to be a fan of the same book series ( keeper of the lost cities) as some one who is as racist as you are. No one thinks all white people are racist. It’s just those people like you who are working hard to prove that theory correct. Also “ you have yet to see a white man threatening a black one on the streets”. Hey, the name George Floyd ring a bell? Say his name, because he is one of so many people of color to be victims of police brutality. What about domestic violence from mixed families? Oh yeah, those kinds of things happen too!!! White people have been privileged beyond belief, and there needs to be a change. White officers, believing that they can shoot to kill first, and ask questions later. People believing that just because their kid is white, that means they should have first choice into schools, and jobs. This needs to change. People of color are rising up, and that’s the best thing ever. Oh, and just so you know, I’m white.55

Sunshine 9865


If i could replie to some of these comments55


Progaganda1 star

Narcissistic nonsense15

Duck lover 27

To quote spongebob1 star

AM I A PRETTY WHITE SUPRIMACIST ? Because I’m white Like the joke in that episode Original; Am I a pretty girl15


The Cliff notes1 star

Everyone is a racist. Angela Davis is great. Save your money.15


Horrible.1 star

Anti racism is just a way to justify racism against white people promoted by white racists that think black people are inferior and need their help.15


Hmmm3 star

I don’t know how to feel about this book, it made me view things very differently, that’s for sure.35

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