Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You

A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning

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By Jason Reynolds

By Ibram X. Kendi

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This crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling exploration of racism—and antiracism—in America makes critical ideas accessible for teen readers, adapted from Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning.

This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.

The construct of race has always been used to gain and keep power, to create dynamics that separate and silence. Racist ideas are woven into the fabric of this country, and the first step to building an antiracist America is acknowledging America's racist past and present. This book takes you on that journey, showing how racist ideas started and were spread, and how they can be discredited. 

Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds with research from renowned author Ibram X. Kendi, Stamped shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas—and on ways you can identify and stamp out racist thoughts, leading to a better future.

Download the free educator guide here: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Stamped-Educator-Guide.pdf
Now available for younger readersStamped (for Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You

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  • Praise for Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You:
    #1 New York Times bestseller
    #1 IndieBound bestseller
    USAToday bestseller 

    Wall Street Journal bestseller
    Kirkus Prize finalist
    Best Teen Book of the Year, Kids’ Book Choice Awards Winner
    TIME Magazine Ten Best Children’s and YA Books of the Year​
    Parents Magazine best book of the year
    Washington Post Best Children's Book of the Year
    Publishers Weekly best book of the year

    SLJ best book of the year
    New York Public Library Best Teen Book
    Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Teen Book


    "An amazingly timely and stunningly accessible manifesto for young people....At times funny, at times somber but always packed with relevant information that is at once thoughtful and spot-on, Stamped is the book I wish I had as a young person and am so grateful my own children have now."
    Jacqueline Woodson, bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming
  • "Sheer brilliance....An empowering, transformative read. Bravo."
    Jewell Parker Rhodes, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Boys
  • "Teens are often searching for their place in the world, in Stamped, Reynolds gives context to where we are, how we got here, and reminds young people-and all of us-that we have a choice to make about who we want to be. This unapologetic telling of the history of racism in our nation is refreshingly simple and deeply profound. This is the history book I needed as a teen."
    Renée Watson, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of Piecing Me Together
  • "Jason Reynolds has the amazing ability to make words jump off the page. Told with passion, precision, and even humor, Stamped is a true story-a living story-that everyone needs to know."
    Steve Sheinkin, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Bomb and Born to Fly
  • "The R-word: Racism. Some tuck tail and run from it. Others say it's no longer a thing. But Dr. Kendi breaks it down, and Jason Reynolds makes it easy to understand. Mark my words: This book will change everything."
    Nic Stone, bestselling author of Dear Martin
  • "If knowledge is power, this book will make you more powerful than you've ever been before."
    Ibi Zoboi, author of the National Book Award finalist American Street
  • "Reading this compelling not-a-history book is like finding a field guide to American racism, allowing you to quickly identify racist ideas when you encounter them in the wild."
    Dashka Slater, author of The 57 Bus
  • "Reynolds's engaging, clear prose shines a light on difficult and confusing subjects....This is no easy feat."
    The New York Times Book Review
  • "the must-read book of the moment...potent and provocative"
    San Francisco Chronicle
  • * "Readers who want to truly understand how deeply embedded racism is in the very fabric of the U.S., its history, and its systems will come away educated and enlightened. Worthy of inclusion in every home and in curricula and libraries everywhere. Impressive and much needed."
    Kirkus Reviews, starred review
  • * "An epic feat... More than merely a young reader's adaptation of Kendi's landmark work, Stamped does a remarkable job of tying together disparate threads while briskly moving through its historical narrative."
    Bookpage, starred review
  • * "Required reading for everyone, especially those invested in the future of young people in America."
    Booklist, starred review
  • * "Reynolds and Kendi eloquently challenge the common narrative attached to U.S. history. This adaptation, like the 2016 adult title, will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact. Highly recommended for libraries serving middle and high school students."
    School Library Journal, starred review
  • * "Eye-opening...this engaging overview offers readers lots to think about and should spark important conversations about this timely topic."
    School Library Connection, starred review
  • * "Reynolds (Look Both Ways) lends his signature flair to remixing Kendi's award-winning Stamped from the Beginning...Told impressively economically, loaded with historical details that connect clearly to current experiences, and bolstered with suggested reading and listening selected specifically for young readers, Kendi and Reynolds's volume is essential, meaningfully accessible reading."
    Publishers Weekly, starred review
  • “Thorough and educational…fresh and conversational...” TIME Magazine
  • “A must-read for everyone…eye-opening.” Seventeen Magazine

On Sale
Jan 7, 2025
Page Count
320 pages
ISBN-13
9780316453684

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Book Club & Educator Guides

NOVL - Book Club Guide - 'Stamped' by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi
NOVL - Educator's Guide - 'Stamped' by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Jason Reynolds

About the Author

Jason Reynolds is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many books, including When I Was the Greatest, Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Long Way Down, and Look Both Ways. Named the 2020-2022 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Reynolds is a two-time National Book Award finalist; the recipient of a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and multiple Coretta Scott King Honors; and the winner of a Kirkus Prize, two Walter Dean Myers Awards, and an NAACP Image Award, among other honors. He lives in Washington, D.C and invites you to visit him online at JasonWritesBooks.com.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is the author of many books, including How to Raise an AntiracistHow to Be a (Young) Antiracist, co-authored with Nic Stone; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon, adapted for young readers. He invites you to visit him online at ibramxkendi.com. 

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Ibram X. Kendi

About the Author

Ibram X. Kendi is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is an Ideas Columnist at the Atlantic and a correspondent with CBS News. He is the author of five books, including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; the New York Times bestsellers How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, coauthored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby.

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