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june, 2022

21jun7:00 pm10:00 pmLEFT BANK BOOKS PRESENTS DR. IBRAM X. KENDI - HOW TO RAISE AN ANTIRACISTThe Grandel, 3610 Grandel Sq., St. Louis, MO 63103Art Form:Literary ArtsTICKTS

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Left Bank Books welcomes one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, who will discuss the book that every parent, caregiver, and teacher needs to raise the next generation of antiracist thinkers, How to Raise an Antiracist, in person at The Grandel and virtually at 7pm CT on June 21st. Tickets are available for the in person event or the virtual event.

Join us in person or virtually. Each ticket will include one copy of How to Raise an Antiracist from Left Bank Books to support authors and independent bookstores!

Dr. Kendi will be joined by special guest Cbabi Bayoc to celebrate the release of Goodnight Racism by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and illustrated by St. Louis artist Cbabi Bayoc.

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News racial justice contributor. He is the host of the new action podcast Be Antiracist. Dr. Kendi is the author of many highly acclaimed books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, making him the youngest-ever winner of that award. He has also produced five straight #1 New York Times bestsellers, including How to Be an Antiracist, Antiracist Baby, and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored by Jason Reynolds. In 2020, Time magazine named Dr. Kendi one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the Genius Grant.

The book that every parent, caregiver, and teacher needs to raise the next generation of antiracist thinkers, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist and recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant.

The tragedies and reckonings around racism that are rocking the country have created a specific crisis for parents, educators, and other caregivers: How do we talk to our children about racism? How do we teach children to be antiracist? How are kids at different ages experiencing race? How are racist structures impacting children? How can we inspire our children to avoid our mistakes, to be better, to make the world better?

These are the questions Ibram X. Kendi found himself avoiding as he anticipated the birth of his first child. Like most parents or parents-to-be, he felt the reflex to not talk to his child about racism, which he feared would stain her innocence and steal away her joy. But research and experience changed his mind, and he realized that raising his child to be antiracist would actually protect his child, and preserve her innocence and joy. He realized that teaching students about the reality of racism and the myth of race provides a protective education in our diverse and unequal world. He realized that building antiracist societies safeguards all children from the harms of racism.

Following the accessible genre of his internationally bestselling How to Be an Antiracist, Kendi combines a century of scientific research with a vulnerable and compelling personal narrative of his own journey as a parent and as a child in school. The chapters follow the stages of child development from pregnancy to toddler to schoolkid to teenager. It is never too early or late to start raising young people to be antiracist.

Time

(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location

The Grandel

3610 Grandel Sq., St. Louis, MO 63103

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