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An Evening with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

If you were unable to attend the November 9 event with Dr. Kendi and Natalie Moore, we invite you to watch Dr. Kendi's TED Talk, which explores his ideas on becoming antiracist. 


Books by Ibram X. Kendi

How to be an antiracistHow to be an Antiracist

In How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas—from the most basic concepts to visionary possibilites—that will help readers see all forms of racism clearly, understand their posionous consequences, and work to oppose them in our systems and in ourselves.  Book | Ebook | Downloadable Audiobook 



Stamped from the beginning : the definitive history of racist ideas in AmericaStamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

As award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi argues in Stamped from the Beginning, racist ideas in this country have a long and lingering history, one in which nearly every great American thinker is complicit. In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history.

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Stamped--Racism, Antiracism, and YouStamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You with Jason Reynolds

This remarkable reimagining of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi's National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning reveals the history of racist ideas in America, and inspires hope for an antiracist future. Through a gripping, fast-paced, and energizing narrative written by beloved award-winner Jason Reynolds, this book shines a light on the many insidious forms of racist ideas-and on ways readers can identify and stamp out racist thoughts in their daily lives.

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AntiRacist BabyAntiracist Baby

Follow Antiracist Baby's nine easy steps for building a more equitable world. With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Includes a note for caregivers.




Find more reading on becoming antiracist with our curated booklists for adults, teens, and youth and parents


Information about the Event

Join us for a special event featuring New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, as he discusses his book, How to be an Antiracist, Monday, November 9, live on Zoom. Dr. Kendi will be in conversation with Natalie Moore, reporter for WBEZ and author of The South Side.

Registration for this event is now at capacity. If you registered for the event and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration via the link on your confirmation email to free up space for other attendees.

Monday, November 9, 6pm


Using the ideas outlined in his book as a starting point, Dr. Kendi will challenge the audience to think about what an antiracist society might look like, and how they can take an active role in building it.
Dr. Kendi is the founding director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, a contributor writer at The Atlantic, a CBS news correspondent, a National Book Award winner and a world-renowned historian. His latest book, How to be an Antiracist, published in August 2019, has been called “the most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind," by The New York Times.

This conversation with Kendi will be moderated by Natalie Moore, who covers segregation and inequality for Chicago’s WBEZ. Her enterprise reporting has tackled race, housing, economic development, food injustice and violence. Moore’s work has been broadcast on the BBC, Marketplace and NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition. She is the author of The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation, winner of the 2016 Chicago Review of Books award for nonfiction and a Buzzfeed best nonfiction book of 2016. She is also co-author of The Almighty Black P Stone Nation: The Rise, Fall and Resurgence of an American Gang and Deconstructing Tyrone: A New Look at Black Masculinity in the Hip-Hop Generation.

This event is presented in partnership by Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Aurora Public Library District, Deerfield Public Library, Glencoe Public Library, Highland Park Public Library, Lake Villa District Library, Northbrook Public Library, Schaumburg Township District Library, Skokie Public Library, Vernon Area Public Library, and Wilmette Public Library.


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