Jason Reynolds is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, and Look Both Ways. He is a National Book Award finalist; the recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and multiple Coretta Scott King Honors; and the winner of a Kirkus Prize, two Walter Dean Myers Awards, and an NAACP Image Award, among other honors. He lives in Washington, D.C and invites you to visit him online at JasonWritesBooks.com.Ibram X. Kendi is the New York Times bestselling author of Stamped from the Beginning, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and How to be an Antiracist. He is a professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. One of America's leading antiracist voices and a frequent public speaker, Dr. Kendi is also a columnist at The Atlantic. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C. He invites you to visit him online at IbramXKendi.com.
Praise for Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You:
"An amazingly timely and stunningly accessible manifesto
for young people....At times funny, at times somber but always
packed with relevant information that is at once thoughtful and
spot-on, Stamped is the book I wish I had as a young person and am
so grateful my own children have now."
--Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming
* "An epic feat... More than merely a young reader's adaptation of Kendi's landmark work, Stamped does a remarkable job of tying together disparate threads while briskly moving through its historical narrative."--Bookpage, starred review
* "Eye-opening...this engaging overview offers readers lots to think about and should spark important conversations about this timely topic."--School Library Connection, starred review
* "Readers who want to truly understand how deeply embedded racism is in the very fabric of the U.S., its history, and its systems will come away educated and enlightened. Worthy of inclusion in every home and in curricula and libraries everywhere. Impressive and much needed."
--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
* "Required reading for everyone, especially those invested in the future of young people in America."--Booklist, starred review
* "Reynolds (Look Both Ways) lends his signature flair to remixing Kendi's award-winning Stamped from the Beginning...Told impressively economically, loaded with historical details that connect clearly to current experiences, and bolstered with suggested reading and listening selected specifically for young readers, Kendi and Reynolds's volume is essential, meaningfully accessible reading."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Reynolds and Kendi eloquently challenge the common narrative attached to U.S. history. This adaptation, like the 2016 adult title, will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact. Highly recommended for libraries serving middle and high school students."--School Library Journal, starred review
"the must-read book of the moment...potent and provocative"----San Francisco Chronicle
"If knowledge is power, this book will make you more powerful than you've ever been before."--Ibi Zoboi, author of the National Book Award finalist American Street
"Jason Reynolds has the amazing ability to make words jump off the page. Told with passion, precision, and even humor, Stamped is a true story-a living story-that everyone needs to know."--Steve Sheinkin, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Bomb and Born to Fly
"Reading this compelling not-a-history book is like finding a field guide to American racism, allowing you to quickly identify racist ideas when you encounter them in the wild."
--Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus
"Reynolds's engaging, clear prose shines a light on difficult and confusing subjects....This is no easy feat."--The New York Times Book Review
"Sheer brilliance....An empowering, transformative read. Bravo."--Jewell Parker Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys
"Teens are often searching for their place in the world, in Stamped, Reynolds gives context to where we are, how we got here, and reminds young people-and all of us-that we have a choice to make about who we want to be. This unapologetic telling of the history of racism in our nation is refreshingly simple and deeply profound. This is the history book I needed as a teen."
--Renee Watson, New York Timesbestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of Piecing Me Together
"The R-word: Racism. Some tuck tail and run from it. Others say it's no longer a thing. But Dr. Kendi breaks it down, and Jason Reynolds makes it easy to understand. Mark my words: This book will change everything."--Nic Stone, bestselling author of Dear Martin