Book Review; Stamped by Jason Reynolds

Title: Stamped
By: Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
Genre: Non-Fiction
Pages: 294
Release Date: March 10th, 2020
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Rating: ★★★★☆

Summary from Goodreads:

A timely, crucial, and empowering exploration of racism--and antiracism--in America

This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. It takes you on a race journey from then to now, shows you why we feel how we feel, and why the poison of racism lingers. It also proves that while racist ideas have always been easy to fabricate and distribute, they can also be discredited.

Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas--and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives. 


Can I point out that there are no 1 or 2 star ratings out of over 10k reviews. And those who gave it a 3 star only did for the way this book was written and not for its content.

As I try to muddle my way through everything that is happening in the world right now, this book really brings history to life and helps me understand how we got to where we are now. I have autism, and its hard for me to sort all the information that has been thrown at me. Is it right? Is it true? I don't know how to feel most the time because there is so much information out there that contradicts itself. This book just gives you the facts, and I like that. I don't care if it reads like a history lesson. Maybe that's what we need. Maybe we need to relearn our past so we can change the future.

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