This event is open to the public, but tickets are required. One book is included with each ticket, and you can choose to purchase additional books here, through eventbrite or at the event. The conversation will begin at 7pm, and doors will open at 6:15pm. This event will have ASL interpretation.
East City Bookshop welcomes award-winning authors Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi with Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a remix of Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning for young readers. Reynolds and Kendi will be in conversation with The Washington Post's Everdeen Mason.
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.
East City Bookshop is collecting donations of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You to be distributed to students from DC-area schools attending the talks. If you would like to donate a copy, you can do so when purchasing a ticket on Eventbrite, at the store, or you can buy a copy online. If you purchase online, please let us know in the order comments that your order is for donation.
Jason Reynolds is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, and Look Both Ways. He is a National Book Award finalist; the recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and multiple Coretta Scott King Honors; and the winner of a Kirkus Prize, two Walter Dean Myers Awards, and an NAACP Image Award, among other honors. He lives in Washington, D.C and invites you to visit him online at JasonWritesBooks.com. Jason was recently named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.
Ibram X. Kendi is the New York Times bestselling author of Stamped from the Beginning, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, and the New York Times bestseller How to be an Antiracist. He is a professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. One of America's leading antiracist voices and a frequent public speaker, Dr. Kendi is also a columnist at The Atlantic. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C. He invites you to visit him online at IbramXKendi.com.