TEAMWestport Virtual Book Club: A Discussion of "Stamped" by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
Tue, July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
The Westport Library is proud to partner with TEAMWestport for the next virtual book club discussion in TEAMWestport's Book Club. The book club selection is "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You" by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi.
**Young people ages 12-and-up welcome and highly encouraged to join the conversation.
*Note to Patrons: When you register, you will reserve your spot in the virtual event. 24 hours before the event, you'll receive the online link and password to view the event.
About "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You"
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 listeners can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.
For additional information on the book and Dr. Kendi's work, click here.