Our middle school will be reading Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi this fall. My family and a friend’s family read the book as a preview with an accompanying kids’ discussion group. I found the book fascinating, as the history was not history that I had learned in school or beyond and because of the conversational tone Jason Reynolds takes to make it accessible and more readable than many history books (and Kendi’s original, Stamped from the Beginning – which, to be fair, I have not read, but have heard is a more challenging/adult take on the same material). I think it’s an excellent choice for middle school readers, it makes you think a lot, and I got a lot out of it.
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