Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School (Hardcover)

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Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School (Hardcover)


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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of This Book Is Anti-Racist and The Antiracist Kid, Tiffany Jewell, this YA nonfiction book, highlighting inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college, is the most important, empowering read this year.

From preschool to higher education and everything in between, Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School focuses on the experiences Black and Brown students face as a direct result of the racism built into schools across the United States.

The overarching nonfiction narrative follows author Tiffany Jewell from early elementary school through her time at college, unpacking the history of systemic racism in the American educational system along the way. Throughout the book, other writers of the global majority share a wide variety of personal narratives and stories based on their own school experiences.

Contributors include New York Times bestseller Joanna Ho; award winners Minh Lê, Randy Ribay, and Torrey Maldonado; authors James Bird and Rebekah Borucki; author-educators Amelia A. Sherwood, Roberto Germán, Liz Kleinrock, Gary R. Gray Jr., Lorena Germán, Patrick Harris II, shea wesley martin, David Ryan Barcega Castro-Harris, Ozy Aloziem, Gayatri Sethi, and Dulce-Marie Flecha; and even a couple of teen writers!

Everything I Learned About Racism I Learned in School provides young folks with the context to think critically about and chart their own course through their current schooling—and any future schooling they may pursue.

Tiffany Jewell is the Black biracial #1 New York Times bestselling and #1 Indie bestselling author of This Book Is Anti-Racist and The Antiracist Kid. She is a twin sister, first-generation American, cisgender mama, and anti-bias antiracist (ABAR) educator who has been working with children and families for two decades. She lives on the homeland of the Pocumtuc and the Nipmuck with her two young storytellers, husband, a turtle she’s had since she was nine years old, and a small dog with a big personality.

“Equip[s] young people with the tools they need to be actively antiracist.” — TIME on This Book Is Anti-Racist

“Help[s] young people learn in a gentle, thoughtful way.” — USA Today on This Book Is Anti-Racist

“Tiffany Jewell’s work is one of the most powerful tools in [my toolbox].” — Sonja Cherry-Paul, #1 New York Times bestselling author, on The Antiracist Kid

"I know firsthand the profound impact [Tiffany Jewell's] teachings have. Now young people everywhere can benefit." — Jarrett J. Krosoczka, National Book Award Finalist and author of Hey, Kiddo, on This Book Is Anti-Racist

“Approachably examines anti-racism and activism while leaving ample space for questions and critical thinking, encouraging readers to become active participants in social change.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Antiracist Kid

“Incorporates age-appropriate language in rendering complex topics... with clarity and precision… Adults might just learn something, too.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on The Antiracist Kid

"Writer and educator Jewell successfully combines personal experience and social and historical issues." — School Library Journal (starred review) on This Book Is Anti-Racist