Kids deal with racism and social justice issues every day; give them the tools to effectively fight injustices using Christian principles and practical tools. In this adaptation of How to Fight Racism, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Jemar Tisby helps young readers ages 8-12 understand how everyday prejudice affects them, what they can do to create social change, how to maintain an anti-racist mindset, and make a positive difference in the world.
Racism is pervasive in today's world, and in the wake of protests and a call for change, many kids are eager to confront it but aren’t always sure how. Jemar Tisby, author of How to Fight Racism and The Color of Compromise, believes we need to move beyond mere discussions about racism and begin equipping young people with the practical tools to fight against it.
In How to Fight Racism Young Reader’s Edition, Dr. Tisby uses history to explore how racism has affected America since before its founding and how it’s continued to grow, as well as examines how true social justice is rooted in the Christian faith. In a format that provides kids with a handbook for pursuing racial justice, readers ages 8-12 will discover:
hands-on suggestions and real-world examples of change they can put into action
practical ideas for confronting racism and social injustice in their everyday lives, and how they can use Christian values to change the narrative around race
the ARC of racial justice—Awareness, Connection, and Relationships—that help form an anti-racist mindset
ways to evaluate their actions and promote biblical principles
Throughout, kids will learn how to ask questions of themselves and their communities as they stand up to racism in all its forms. This book is for anyone who believes it is time to courageously confront the racism we see in our society today.
How to Fight Racism Young Reader’s Edition:
Is ideal for any young person wanting to make a difference in today’s world
Can be used by families and church groups to start meaningful conversations with kids
Provides practical tools and advice for how to deal with social justice and racism
Is written at a level kids in grades 4 through 6 and beyond can understand
Can be used in a small group setting to develop discussions of diversity, racism, social justice, and more
Jemar Tisby (BA, University of Notre Dame; MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary) is CEO of The Witness, Inc., an organization dedicated to Black uplift. He is also cohost of the Pass the Mic podcast and the author of the New York Times bestseller The Color of Compromise. He has spoken nationwide at conferences, and his writing has been featured by the Washington Post, CNN, and The Atlantic. Jemar is a Ph D candidate in history at the University of Mississippi studying race, religion, and social movements in the twentieth century.