Dismantling White Privilege

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Matthew and Jenn discuss anti-bias education, understanding our own white privilege, and listening to and learning about the challenges that many marginalized communities face.

This episode is sponsored by:

Book Riot’s Read Harder 2020 Challenge

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch with Macmillan Children’s

This Little Dreamer: An Inspirational Primer by Joan Holub from Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing

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Facing History and Ourselves

Teaching Tolerance

Teaching While White

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi

The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward

Showing Up For Racial Justice


Picture Books:

A Is For Activist by Innosanto Nagara

Not My Idea: A Book about Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things) by Anastasia Higginbotham

Nino Wrestles The World by Yuyi Morales

The Dinosaur Department Store by Richard Merritt and Lily Murray

Something Happened in Our Town: A Child’s Story about Racial Injustice by Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard; illustrated by Jennifer Zivoin

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Middle Grade:

This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do The Work by Tiffany Jewell; illustrated by Aurelia Durand

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices edited by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson

Let us know what books or topics you’ve been sharing this week, or if you have a suggestion or book recommendation for an upcoming episode. Find us on email (kidlitthesedays@bookriot.com), Twitter (@MatthewWinner and @jennIRL), or Instagram (@MatthewCWinner and @iamjennIRL).