I will be using this book with my children
This is such a crucial and timely book from an author whom I admire huguely. It is so important to start speaking with our children honestly about race and racism from a young age, as they begin to form a sense of their own identities. Layla has written such a thoughtful and insightful book that cuts through all the noise to make concepts related to race and racial identity accessible to young people in a way that allows them to to reflect and ask questions, as well as be able to develop critical thinking. It is an unquestionable fact that white supremacy permeates our society in many ways that keeps reinforcing the systemic inequalities. Our best hope is our next generation to challenge these norms and hierarchies, and strive for a more equal world. This book should be mandatory reading for all young people. I am excited to see it out in the world
In the Young Reader's edition of Me And White Supremacy, Layla has, once again, delivered a beautiful work of art and an absolutely essential work of public service. The more young people that read this and really grasp it the better a place society will become. I promise: you will not walk away from this book the person you were before you read it. And you will not accept the world as it is either
Offering breakdowns and reflective exercises, this young readers edition empowers young people to have courageous conversations about race, power, and privilege with themselves first and then with others. A necessary addition to all libraries and a must-have for all educators and parents of young people everywhere. This book makes me excited and hopeful that our future generations will be equipped with the necessary tools to dismantle white supremacy and create a new just & equitable world for all people
Saad's soulful and accessible storytelling and proven track record of transforming minds, hearts, global institutions, and communities inspire the next generation to advance individual and collective change. Saad promotes healing and radical hope through her deep commitment to personal and community accountability in these relatable and well-organized pages
The Young Reader Edition of Me And White Supremacy so beautifully, clearly, honestly, and unapologetically breaks down all the components of white supremacy and its culture-- from privilege to tone policing, from silence to exceptionalism, anti-Blackness, cultural appropriation, and everything that was once only talked about in hushed tones. Readers have the ability to activate their brains and pause, recap, reflect, and respond to what they are reading and synthesize what is happening within themselves and in the world around them. The more we know, the more we grow and this book has us on a journey of great growth with Me And White Supremacy. With this book, with the tools Layla Saad so graciously shares with readers, we will make great -- positive change in the world and dismantle white supremacy!
I wish this book had been around when I was a kid. I truly believe it would have made my life so much easier and safer. Layla has such a brilliant way of breaking down race, racism and white supremacy in a way which brings all of us in and moves us all towards a better present and future. This book should be an essential part of the school curriculum. Unlearning white supremacy is an important first step to dismantling it - Layla makes that journey so much easier and more accessible. If every child read it, the world would be transformed. This book will make the world a much better place for all of us
Full of knowledge, cultural reference points and practical guidance, I will absolutely be referring to this in my own anti-racism journey and encourage others to do so too.