…and speaking of building better tomorrows, we’re delighted to see Ibram X. Kendi has cleverly put out a baby board book. Timing is everything, and nothing happens overnight in book publishing, which makes the arrival of Antiracist Baby this week a marvel. Kendi, whose Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist are this year’s required reading, has written a marvelously simple book as much for caregivers as it is for tots. Keep it simple. Start ’em with the right mindset.
We’d also like to point out Jason Reynolds’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a young reader’s edition of Kendi’s Stamped.
— A Good Book, Sumner, WA
Add to your antiracist book collections with books from independent bookstores like A Good Book. Although many titles are awaiting reprints or are taking longer to deliver that usual, they’re worth the wait. For immediate gratification, ebooks and audiobooks are available for download through many store’s websites, and Libro.fm is doing a special Juneteenth promotion to benefit Black-owned bookstores.