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Not My Idea

A Book About Whiteness

November 27, 2020 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781948340403
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Description

Featuring brand-new activity pages and additional learning material, the paperback edition ofNot 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.

An honest explanation about how power and privilege factor into the lives of white children, at the expense of other groups, and how they can help seek justice. --THE NEW YORK TIMES

ONE OFHUFFPOST'S RECOMMENDED "ANTI-RACIST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS"

**A WHITE RAVEN 2019 SELECTION**

NAMED ONE OFSCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018

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

About this Author

ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM is the author and illustrator ofDivorce Is the Worst,Death Is Stupid, andTell Me About Sex, Grandma--all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn.

Librarians love her, but not as much as she loves them.

ISBN: 9781948340403
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Ordinary Terrible Things
Pages: 72
Publisher: Dottir Press
Published: 2020-11-27

Reviews

The book not only helps children become aware of racism, it also empowers them to work toward justice and cultivates activism...appropriate for younger kids as well as older ones, making it a great tool for family discussions. --THE STRATEGIST

White families may appreciateNot My Idea: A Book About Whiteness for helping children understand their personal privilege and how their choices can either contribute or dismantle white supremacy. --HUFFPOST

An honest explanation about how power and privilege factor into the lives of white children, at the expense of other groups, and how they can help seek justice. --THENEW YORK TIMES

As someone floundering to find the right words to engage in conversation, I appreciate this book because it provides very clear and specific language to talk about white privilege.

--THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY

Very blunt, but not harsh. Incredible resources for a parent/caregiver to use with their children who may be having questions about race and racism. --THE MINING JOURNAL

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

In her brilliant square picture book "Not My Idea", Anastasia Higginbotham skilfully argues and explains in a child-friendly way, why 'Racism is a white person's problem and we are all caught up in it - mostly by refusing to look at it.' The author not only informs children about white supremacy and the oppression of people of colour, she also comforts them and encourages them to make a difference, no matter how small they are. --WHITE RAVEN SELECTION 2019

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

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

I am in love withNot My Idea, and with Higginbotham's direct, radical, compassionate approach to talking about whiteness, racism, and the need to tell painful but important truths. --KATE SCHATZ, NYT-bestselling author ofRad American Women A-Z,Rad Women Worldwide, andRad Girls Can

Anastasia Higginbotham is a children's book author and illustrator, not an athlete, but to teach kids to stand up against racism, she's taking a knee next to Colin Kaepernick. --FORUM

Higginbotham is silently asking her readers to be more aware of everything around them...she is able to take control of the narrative and answer questions that expand on what little the child can gleam from adults. --MEL SCHUIT, blogger atLet's Talk Picture Books

Anastasia's books are works of love and urgency...She's doing the work that few have tried. --GREG O'LOUGHLIN, founder of The Educators' Cooperative

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