“This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and Do The Work”
A delightful book to start reading in 2022 is Tiffany Jewell’s book “This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action and do the work”. This easily readable book contains practical and helpful tools to understand structural racism, it is impact and how to dismantle it. The book is constructed by 20 chapters or lessons of becoming more aware, understanding oneself and aid change to take place. Each chapter also ends with some practical exercises to do and to help utilize the knowledge processed in each chapter. These 20 lessons are additionally divided into four sections, from understanding and reflection on one’s own identity and history to act, build relations for the future and achieve, freedom, justice, and equity. All of which are part of removing oneself from being non-racist and becoming anti-racist.
The author Tiffany Jewell is a Black biracial writer and Antiracist Montessori educator and consultant. The illustrator for the book is the French illustrator Aurélia Durand who in her art celebrates diversity, and she dedicates her artistic voice to represent non-white individuals with bold, proud, and empowering colours.