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‘This book should be mandatory reading for all young people’ – Pragya Agarwal

‘I wish this book had been around when I was a kid. . . If every child read it, the world would
be transformed. This book will make the world a much better place for all of us’ – Mikaela Loach

‘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’ – Jeffrey Boakye
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Me and White Supremacy
has sold over 150,000 copies and was shortlisted for the Non-Fiction Book of the Year award at the British Book Awards. Now, with this YA edition, Layla will help younger readers to feel more confident talking about white supremacy and antiracism. Layla gives them the knowledge and practical tools they need to help change the world, now and for the generations that come after them.


Me and White Supremacy became one of the most talked about books of 2020. It isn’t just a book that you read, it is a book that you do, and it has the power to make you question the world you live in whilst giving you the tools to do something to change it. In this Young Adult edition, Layla has completely reworked the original to address readers of 11+ and of all races to help them explore and better understand racism. The book is based on the understanding that it is important for all young people to understand these topics, so they can grow into adults who know how to have conversations about race and racism as well as how to work together collectively to create an antiracist world.

Like the original book, this edition guides readers through the different concepts that contribute to white supremacy and explores how they can help dismantle it to create a fairer world. It is written in such a way that it can be worked through together as a group, in class, or individually, and over any period of time.

Reviews

I will be using this book with my children
Elisabet Velasquez
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
' Dr Pragya Agarwal
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
Nels Abbey, Think Like a White Man
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
Elisabet Velasquez, author of WHEN WE MAKE IT
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
Jamia Wilson, author Young, Gifted and Black and This Book Is Feminist
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!
-- Tiffany Jewell, author of The Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on how to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work
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
Mikaela Loach
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
Mikaela Loach
An essential book for all of us. Layla's eloquent writing is incredible whatever age you are, but I know this book will help so many young people who are willing and ready to do the work that needs to be done now.
Cariad Lloyd, actor, comedian and host of Griefcast
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.
Jeffrey Boakye