Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You.

This was my November anti-racist read, and I listened to it via audiobook. It is, to use Jason Reynolds’ words, “not a history book,” but rather “a book about the here and now to help us understand why we are where we are.” It is a book about race, and how the construct of race has been used to GAIN and KEEP power; and in my opinion, an important read for everyone (it’s also quite short – only a little over 4 hours on Audiobook). As we strive to learn and do better we have to revisit history and take an honest look at the things many of our history books gloss over, and again – understand how we got where we are today. It’s very fast-paced (I may listen to it again), taking us through history from the birth of America all the way through modern day. I highly recommend it. There is a longer version as well, which I may also listen to but I chose the shorter version in this case as my attention span was not great this month!