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Goodnight Racism

Illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc
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Hardcover
$18.99 US
On sale Jun 14, 2022 | 32 Pages | 978-0-593-11051-5
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
Reading Level: Lexile AD520L | Fountas & Pinnell M
National Book Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby) returns with a new picture book that serves as a modern bedtime classic.

As children all over the world get ready for bed, the moon watches over them. The moon knows that when we sleep, we dream. And when we dream, we imagine what is possible and what the world can be.
 
With dynamic, imaginative art and poetic prose, Goodnight Racism delivers important messages about antiracism, justice, and equality in an easy-to-read format that empowers readers both big and small. Goodnight Racism gives children the language to dream of a better world and is the perfect book to add to their social justice toolkit.
PRAISE FOR GOODNIGHT RACISM by Ibram X. Kendi and Cbabi Bayoc
An Amazon Best of the Month for June 2022!
NYTimes Bestseller List (#6)


“[A] lovely goodnight prayer for children.” —San Francisco Book Review

“An inspiring read to help realize dreams for a better future for all.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In simple, affirming prose, Kendi’s call is a socially responsible send-off to sweeter dreams.” —Publisher's Weekly


PRAISE FOR ANTIRACIST BABY
#1 New York Times bestseller
Amazon Editors’ Pick

 
“Smart, wise, and hopeful, a reminder that children are born without racism, and it’s up to us to keep it that way.” — Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor
 
“[Kendi’s] succinct, impactful prose makes for an accessible guide to anti-racism for everyone.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Boldly outlined, inclusive illustrations by Lukashevsky complement the text by showing a world populated by people of various skin tones, sizes, identities and orientations, religions, and abilities….[A] mindful companion for families striving together toward a more equitable future.” —Publisher's Weekly

“Antiracism’s starting point.” —Kirkus Reviews
© Janice Checchio
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. He is the host of the new action podcast Be Antiracist. Dr. Kendi is the author of many highly acclaimed books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest-ever winner of that award. He has also produced five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored by Jason Reynolds. In 2020, Time magazine named Dr. Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Genius Grant. View titles by Ibram X. Kendi

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National Book Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby) returns with a new picture book that serves as a modern bedtime classic.

As children all over the world get ready for bed, the moon watches over them. The moon knows that when we sleep, we dream. And when we dream, we imagine what is possible and what the world can be.
 
With dynamic, imaginative art and poetic prose, Goodnight Racism delivers important messages about antiracism, justice, and equality in an easy-to-read format that empowers readers both big and small. Goodnight Racism gives children the language to dream of a better world and is the perfect book to add to their social justice toolkit.

Praise

PRAISE FOR GOODNIGHT RACISM by Ibram X. Kendi and Cbabi Bayoc
An Amazon Best of the Month for June 2022!
NYTimes Bestseller List (#6)


“[A] lovely goodnight prayer for children.” —San Francisco Book Review

“An inspiring read to help realize dreams for a better future for all.” —Kirkus Reviews

“In simple, affirming prose, Kendi’s call is a socially responsible send-off to sweeter dreams.” —Publisher's Weekly


PRAISE FOR ANTIRACIST BABY
#1 New York Times bestseller
Amazon Editors’ Pick

 
“Smart, wise, and hopeful, a reminder that children are born without racism, and it’s up to us to keep it that way.” — Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor
 
“[Kendi’s] succinct, impactful prose makes for an accessible guide to anti-racism for everyone.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

“Boldly outlined, inclusive illustrations by Lukashevsky complement the text by showing a world populated by people of various skin tones, sizes, identities and orientations, religions, and abilities….[A] mindful companion for families striving together toward a more equitable future.” —Publisher's Weekly

“Antiracism’s starting point.” —Kirkus Reviews

Author

© Janice Checchio
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. He is the host of the new action podcast Be Antiracist. Dr. Kendi is the author of many highly acclaimed books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest-ever winner of that award. He has also produced five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored by Jason Reynolds. In 2020, Time magazine named Dr. Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Genius Grant. View titles by Ibram X. Kendi