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The other talk : reckoning with our White privilege  Cover Image Book Book

The other talk : reckoning with our White privilege / Brendan Kiely ; [illustrated by Sean Williams ; with an introduction by Jason Reynolds].

Kiely, Brendan, 1977- (author.). Williams, Sean, (Photographer), (illustrator.). Reynolds, Jason, (writer of introduction.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534494046
  • ISBN: 1534494049
  • ISBN: 9781534494053
  • ISBN: 1534494057
  • Physical Description: xviii, 253 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atheneum, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
On title page, the word "my" is struck out and overlaid with the word "our."
"A Caitlyn Dlouhy Book."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-247).
Formatted Contents Note:
An introduction / by Jason Reynolds -- Bottle of Nesquik, bottle of Long Since Forgotten -- Two Americas -- So what is this talk I never got? -- How I tell a story -- White boy -- Chicken and egg problem ... solved! -- Cheating to win -- History lives in the present -- The entire system is rigged -- Ninja runs -- Hard look in the mirror -- Interruption -- What bullying looks like ... to a whole community -- So step up! -- Well, actually, hang on a second ... step back -- Messing up -- Messing up ... and listening -- Who? -- Listening ... without getting defensive -- Listening ... and believing -- Taking action.
Summary, etc.:
"All too many kids of color get 'the talk.' The talk about where to keep their hands, how to wear their clothes, how to speak, how to act around police-an honest talk, a talk about survival in a racist world. The get "the talk" because they must. But white kids don't get this talk. Instead, they're barely spoken to about race at all-and that needs to change. The Other Talk begins this much-needed conversation for white kids. In an accessible, anecdotal, and honest account from his own life, Brendan Kiely introduces young readers to white privilege, unconscious bias, and allyship-because racism isn't just an issue for people of color, it's an issue white people have to deal with, too, and it's time we all start doing our part"-- Provided by publisher
Target Audience Note:
Ages 12 up. Atheneum.
Subject: Kiely, Brendan, 1977-
White people > Race identity > United States > Juvenile literature.
Racism > United States > Juvenile literature.
White people > United States > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
Black people > Race identity > United States > Juvenile literature.
Privilege (Social psychology) > United States > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
Social justice > United States > Juvenile literature.
Kiely, Brendan, 1977-
Whites > Race identity.
Whites > Social conditions.
Black people > Race identity.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Social justice.
Racisme > États-Unis > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Privilège (Psychologie sociale) > États-Unis > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Noirs américains > Conditions sociales > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Justice sociale > États-Unis > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Personnes noires > Identité ethnique > États-Unis > Ouvrages pour la jeunesse.
Genre: Young adult literature.
Young adult nonfiction.
Instructional and educational works.
Informational works.
Matériel d'éducation et de formation.
Documents d'information.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Willimantic Public Library.


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