Goodnight Racism (Hardcover)
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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.
About the Author
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 the author of many books, including the #1 New York Times bestseller How to Be an Antiracist and the National Book Award winner Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which was remixed for young adult readers by Jason Reynolds into Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, and adapted into a graphic novel by cartoonist Joel Christian Gill. Dr. Kendi was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “Genius Grant.” Find Dr. Kendi online @ibramxk on Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter.
Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an internationally-known visual artist and illustrator residing in St. Louis, Missouri. His subjects include family, children, music and a bunch of other cool stuff designed with line, bold color and phunk! Cbabi spends his time working on a variety of projects, including portraits, community murals, school murals, and children’s book illustrations. Learn more at his website cbabibayoc.com or follow him on Instagram @cbabi.
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