‘No reader is too young to start’: anti-racist books for all children and teens

It’s never too early to learn that racism is wrong and we should be doing something about it. These books will help show our kids how, writes publisher and bookseller Aimée FeloneDo the work: Layla F Saad’s anti-racist reading list The weight of the world seems heavier than ever right now. The incomprehensible killing of George Floyd has shone a bright light, yet again, on the pervasive racism faced daily by the black community. As we struggle to find the words to express our collective grief and pain, I’m reminded of Angela Davis’s call to action: “In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” As a publisher and bookshop owner I willingly take great responsibility for creating a space that is accessible to all. A space that shines a light on stories that seek to be inclusive and anti-racist.  Related: 25 years of Amazing Grace Related: Nursery rhymes from all over the world – a gallery to share with children Aimée Felone is a co-founder of Knights Of and Round Table Books in London. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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‘No reader is too young to start’: anti-racist books for all children and teens

It’s never too early to learn that racism is wrong and we should be doing something about it. These books will help show our kids how, writes publisher and bookseller Aimée FeloneDo the work: Layla F Saad’s anti-racist reading list The weight of the world seems heavier than ever right now. The... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Ted Cruz May Have Just Boosted Sales For The Anti-Racist Children's Book He Attacked

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Manual on how to raise anti-racist children goes to Dialogue Books

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5 books to start to teach anti-racism to children

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Instagram user accused of capitalising from Ijeoma Oluo’s anti-racist book

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Wise Wolf Books Paves an Adventurous New Path for Teen and Young Adult Titles

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Walker to publish guide to becoming 'actively anti-racist' for teens

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