kayo32's review

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challenging informative inspiring reflective medium-paced

5.0

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 

lightbulbheart's review

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challenging hopeful informative inspiring reflective slow-paced

4.0

ARC NetGalley.com -- 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. 

krin's review against another edition

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4.0

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.

library_dreamer's review against another edition

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informative fast-paced

5.0

I loved this books so much for young readers. I will definitely be purchasing a hard copy upon publication. Jewell does a phenomenal job of breaking down complex topics into terms that young readers can not only understand, but take action on. I loved the summaries, the definitions, the examples. It was all very accessible. 

littlesmaug's review against another edition

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hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective fast-paced

5.0

 I received an ARC of The Antiracist Kid from Netgalley as an educator, for the purpose of reviewing it for my classroom setting. This book was an absolute gem (no pun on Jewell's name intended). I previously purchased This Book is Antiracist, which was an amazing resource that I ensured was place in the middle school classroom at my last teaching job.  I will definitely be getting a physical copy of this book to keep in my classroom and lend out to other teachers! Tiffany Jewell knows exactly how to talk to children. This book was friendly and easy to read without seeming like she was dumbing down the information. Sometimes I think that authors don't always understand how to present facts and vocabulary to young readers. Students have, in the past, given feedback that books they read for school feel too childish. I think this book targets its intended audience excellently. 

mortiffa's review

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informative inspiring fast-paced

5.0

This was extremely informative and easy to read. The author here knows her demographic and how to speak to children. It's absolutely wonderful. This is a great aide in getting children to talk about diversity across the board. A wonderful book. The illustrations are fun too! My children are probably a bit younger than the intended audience for this book, but it's never too early to start these conversations and teach these ideals. I will 100% be acquiring a copy for my classroom at some point.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an early copy of this in exchange for an honest review (and a big thank you fo the author/illustrator team for producing this!) 
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