by Ibram X. Kendi, illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc
National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi returns with a new picture book that serves as a modern bedtime classic.
As children all over the world get ready for bed, the moon watches over them. The moon knows that when we sleep, we dream. And when we dream, we imagine what is possible and what the world can be.
With dynamic, imaginative art and poetic prose, Goodnight Racism delivers important messages about antiracism, justice, and equality in an easy-to-read format that empowers readers both big and small. Goodnight Racism gives children the language to dream of a better world and is the perfect book to add to their social justice toolkit.
Target age: 3 to 7
"The moon knows that 'when we sleep we dream.' In this context, the dream is one of 'a world where all people are safe, / no matter how they look, / how they worship, / or how they love'... Concluding pages take on a tone of finality that bids goodnight once and for all to unfair rules, cruelty, injustice, inequality, hate, hurt, and racism, making way for a new tomorrow... An inspiring read to help realize dreams for a better future for all." -- Kirkus
About the Contributors:
Ibram X. Kendi is a New York Times bestselling author and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. A professor of history and frequent public speaker, Kendi is a contributing writer at the Atlantic. He is the author of Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, The Black Campus Movement, which won the W.E.B. Du Bois Book Prize, How to Be an Antiracist, and Antiracist Baby.
Cbabi (pronounced Kuh-bob-bi) Bayoc is an internationally-known visual artist and illustrator residing in St. Louis, Missouri. His subjects include family, children, music and a bunch of other cool stuff designed with line, bold color and phunk! Cbabi spends his time working on a variety of projects, including portraits, community murals, school murals, and children's book illustrations.