We Shall All Be Free: Survivors of Racism by Ellyn Sanna, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
We Shall All Be Free: Survivors of Racism

We Shall All Be Free: Survivors of Racism

by Ellyn Sanna
     
 

What is racism? How does it feel to have people make assumptions or judgments about you because of your race? Most of you have probably experienced racism to some extent. Even when the assumption is about something positive-black people are all great singers, Asians are really smart-it doesn't feel good to be judged by what you are rather than by who you are. Often

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What is racism? How does it feel to have people make assumptions or judgments about you because of your race? Most of you have probably experienced racism to some extent. Even when the assumption is about something positive-black people are all great singers, Asians are really smart-it doesn't feel good to be judged by what you are rather than by who you are. Often, people have to deal with prejudices that are far more negative than these. Sometimes these racial ideas are spoken outright, and sometimes they are much more subtle. Many people have racial prejudices they do not even realize they have, but the attitudes still come out when they deal with people of different races. The people in this book have all faced racism. They have been looked down on because of their race, shouldered out of the way by those who believed they were somehow less intelligent or less worthy of human rights. But these people have survived. Many of them still struggle against racial prejudices, refusing to let the beliefs of others determine how they will live their lives. Their stories will speak to you as well. Whatever the prejudices you face in your own life, whether because of race or because of another reason, you will be challenged by these survivors and by their stories.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7–10—These intriguing books examine social issues through stories of those who have experienced them. Sanna covers racism of all kinds, including genocide in parts of Africa; the deplorable conditions of Native Americans; anti-Semitism; racism against the Roma, better known as Gypsies, and against African Americans; and the conditions faced by some immigrants. The author emphasizes that there are many kinds of racism and that everyone should be aware of them. Simons travels a similar road, discussing the issues faced by women in this and other cultures. The book looks at rape as a weapon of war, honor killings, female circumcision, and the complex and often dangerous world of transgender individuals. Both titles expose the underbelly of society, explaining terms that might be unfamiliar and providing multiple examples of the issues. These are excellent introductions to some of the critical social problems faced by many cultures.—Carol Jones Collins, Hanover Park High School, East Hanover, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422204580
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
Survivors Series: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Circumstances
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 - 15 Years

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