"What would America be like if we loved Black people as much as we love Black culture?" —AMANDLA STENBERG
Celebrate resistance and spark change!
This powerful collection introduces readers to the anti-racist movement through the stirring words of the activists who are building social justice and racial equity in the 21st century such as Alicia Garza, Ibram X. Kendi, Serena Williams, Darnell Moore, and Jason Reynolds, as well as heroes of the past like Bayard Rustin and Ida B. Wells.
Journalist and activist Kenrya Rankin's moving introduction calls for an end to systemic racism, while her selection of vibrant quotes celebrates resistance and honors the work of anti-racist leaders past and present. This uplifting and thought-provoking collection provides an excellent introduction to the anti-racist movement. It's a useful resource for students of civil rights, educators, and librarians, and makes a perfect gift for activists and allies inspired by Black Lives Matter.
Voices include: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ibram X. Kendi, Amandla Stenberg, Elaine Welteroth, Franchesca Ramsey, Rosa Clemente, Robin DiAngelo, Darnell Moore, W.Kamau Bell, Lizzo, Opal Tometi, Audre Lorde, Malcolm X, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Frederick Douglass, Megan Rapinoe, Laverne Cox, and many more!
"We can only strive to be ‘anti-racist’ on a daily basis, to continually rededicate ourselves to the lifelong task of overcoming our country’s racist heritage.”—IBRAM X . KENDI
“Can we see in each other a common humanity, a shared dignity, and recognize how our different experiences have shaped us?”—BARACK OBAMA
Partial proceeds to benefit The Movement for Black Lives Fund.
About the Author
Kenrya Rankin is an award-winning author, journalist, editor, speaker, and on-air talent who creates dynamic, high-impact content that amplifies the lived experiences, advocacy and work of people of color and shifts the narrative around who deserves liberation, justice, joy, and dignity in America. Kenrya’s insight has been tapped by leading media outlets such as the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and ThinkProgress. A 20-year veteran in the editorial space, she is Principal at editorial consultancy Perfectly Said Studio, Executive Producer and Co-host of The Turn On podcast and author of five books, including How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance. Kenrya earned her undergraduate degree in journalism from Howard University and her master’s degree in publishing from New York University. She is a from Cleveland, Ohio, and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her brilliant artist daughter.
"From activist and author of How We Fight White Supremacy comes this slim yet powerful collection of quotes from over 100 imperative voices in the anti-racism movement...get yours to take a break, rejuvenate, refresh and get back into the fray." —Ms. Magazine
"Discover a myriad of anti-racist activists through these 100-plus reflections." —Colorlines
"This is a [book] that will drive conversations, especially with younger readers. Filled with quotes from entertainers, intellectuals, and notable social justice heroes, this book will encourage children to ask questions, embrace history, and aspire to be the change they want to see." —BookRiot