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Tiffany Jewell’s work is inspiring. I first picked up The Antiracist Kid to see how it could work in my 4th/5th grade classroom. I originally read This Book is Antiracist a few years ago and have used some parts of it in the classroom as well. The Antiracist Kid takes the same content and breaks it down into language that is very accessible for 10-11 year olds. 

The book focuses on three topics: identity, justice, and activism. I can see this being used one section at a time throughout the entire school year. While it is very digestible for young readers, I think they would get even more out of it in tandem with discussions, written reflections, the partner texts mentioned at the end of the book, and more. 

Great read! I am very glad to have to this to share with more antiracist kids!

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As an LGBTQI+ family, this book was amazing at talking about so many topics and so many issues our community and family faces daily. My girls are 5 and 3 years old and I wanted to read this book to them to help keep dialog open for conversations about racism, classism, ableism, ect. These are all topics we have always discussed with our kids but this book was able to explain more about so many topics and our girls came up with more questions as we kept reading. It's very important for our family to fight for injustices of others and this book has given us many resources to use everyday.

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I love this book. We could discuss each page in the classroom and all would be valuable. Children learn all different concepts from personal (identity) to general (society, community). 
"You know who you are!

You know who you are better than anyone else! 

You are the one who gets to choose how you identify!

You get to decide how much you will share with others!

You are learning more about yourself and your history every day.

No one can tell you who you are.

It does not feel good when other people try to tell you who you are.

You have a right to be yourself.

You have a right to be protected, to be heard, to be seen, to be respected, and to be a part of your community and society..."

The book is well put together. Goes from passive to active (learning about it, knowing how to act, to be heard, to advocate, and to repair). We all make mistakes. You can repair too: to listen and to be heard. 

The design is amazing including 130 vibrant pages with a pleasant font. Recaps of highlight information at the end of each chapter and conversation starters for a deeper discussion. 

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I am so glad this book exists. I will absolutely be buying a physical copy of this book when it is released, there are so many people in both my personal and work life who will benefit from this. 

The book is clear, concise and accessible. It does a beautiful job of clearly explaining all the terms and language that comes when talking about race, gender, sexuality, prejudice,  discrimination and so much more. This is a truly intersectiomal book and a perfect guide to any child (or adult!) who is looking to learn the basics of antiracist work. 

Thanks to Netgalley for the free ARC of this book in return for an honest review 

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ARC -- ANTIRACIST KID contains clear definitions and terms, useful historical events/timelines, and helpful resources, along with assistive chapter summaries and questions for reflection and discussion. The inclusion of how to connect patterns/behaviors, confronting stereotypes, invitations to somatic and mindfulness reflections, as well as how to repair with self and others, are not only considerate, but woven deeply throughout the text. The tone of the text is both realistic and encouraging/hopeful and the illustrations are inviting and helpful in illuminating the words. 

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I really look forward to the release of this book because I will be buying a print copy to have at home. The author uses really clear, plain language to explain some topics that people have trouble understanding. In fact, I think that even adults would benefit from reading this book - even if you already understand the concepts of identity, justice and activism - because it provides really straightforward language to understand and talk about it.

Because I reviewed an ARC I didn't get get to see all the artwork but what is there is lovely. Also I think there may be some room for some tightening up on a bit of repetition but again, this is a really early ARC so I'm sure much of that will be addressed.

My 11 year old son read the book with me and he also said he found it really clear and easy to understand.

I received a digital Advanced Review Copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.