Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Free Shoptalk Meeting Book Discussion Saturday February 28th 10am-12pm

Date(s) - 02/28/2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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Free Shoptalk Meeting Book Discussion Saturday, February 28th 10am-12pm

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For the Book Discussion Read :

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi  and/or Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi

Stamped traces the history of racism and the many political, literary, and philosophical narratives that have been used to justify slavery, oppression, and genocide. Framed through the ideologies and thoughts of segregationists, assimilationists, and antiracists throughout history, the book demonstrates that the “construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, whether financially or politically,” and that this power has been used to systemically and systematically oppress Black people in the United States for more than four hundred years.

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with our fraught history and free ourselves from its burden?

Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world.


These books are part of our region’s antiracist reading list. The first two books were:

New Kid by Jerry Craft and/or Waking Up White by by Debby Irving

As part of our Antiracist reading list, we are pairing one recent kidlit book with one adult antiracist book that cover some of the same concepts. You can join in on the discussion or come and listen in.