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Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness Not My Idea, The Latest In The Critically Acclaimed Ordinary Terrible Things Series, Is A Book About WhitenessA White Child Sees TV News Coverage Of A White Police Officer Shooting A Brown Person Whose Hands Were Up Upset, He Asks His Mother Why She Deflects, Assuring Him That He Is Safe Later, They Visit An Aunt And Uncle, Where The TV, Always On, Shows A Rally In Response To The Police Shooting The Child Glimpses A Moving Press Conference With The Victim S Family While His Aunt Claims She Simply Can T Watch The News The Book S Narrator Accompanies The Child As He Faces History And Himself The Activities Section Urges Kids To Grow Justice Like A Bean Sprout In A Milk Carton Inside Of Themselves, Seek Out And Listen To The Truth About Racism And White Supremacy, And Prepare To Be Changed, Heartbroken, And Liberated By This ExperiencePart History Lesson, Part Compassionate Primer To Assist Children And Parents Past Defensiveness, Not My Idea Is A Tangible Tool For Necessary Conversations

About the Author: Anastasia Higginbotham

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10 thoughts on “Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness

  1. Betsy Betsy says:

    The other day I was at the table with my 7 year old daughter and 4 year old son and the subject of police shootings came up I think there was a time when I would have been surprised by that statement I think that time was long ago In any case, as with many things my husband and I found that to exp

  2. Danika at The Lesbrary Danika at The Lesbrary says:

    A much needed resource to teach white children about white supremacy, racism, and police shootings A quotation from a Toni Morrison interview is included in the book White people have a very, very serious problem, and they should start thinking about what they can do about itTake me out of it Higginbotham

  3. Mary Lee Mary Lee says:

    This book is the first I ve ever seen to take on whiteness and white privilege head on The story line information is somewhat scattered and fragmented, but it s a great place to start important conversations.

  4. Val Brown Val Brown says:

    My 8 year old daughter, who has had multiple introductory conversations about race, loved this book She recorded her own review and recommends it to others.

  5. Panda Incognito Panda Incognito says:

    This book encourages white parents and children to talk about racial dynamics and recognize how they experience privilege in their daily lives, but it is incredibly vague and provides almost no historical context for where racial power dynamics came from I can t even imagine reading this as a child without a well informed adult expl

  6. Aolund Aolund says:

    Not My Idea is many things at once It s an important contribution to a gap in children s literature i.e critical books about whiteness and racism aimed at white readers a strikingly illustrated picture book that is nonetheless unsure of the age of its audience a less than perfectly composed jumble of narrative, philosophical and historical r

  7. Gretchen Gretchen says:

    This is an essential book about coming to terms with whiteness, acknowledging privilege, and recognizing that all of us, including white parents, are implicated by systems of oppression that benefit white people and reward us for failing to deal with racism, both internal and external Past that, this book gives invaluable emotional opportunities dire

  8. Emma Emma says:

    This book absolutely floored me It is incredible I m not even sure if I can write a proper review for it No, I m 100% sure that I can t write a review that does this book justice What a necessary and vital book for children and their parents to read today Higginbotham does not shy away from the realities of racism in our society today and she treats children

  9. Yapha Yapha says:

    I would give this book a million stars if I could It is such an important message, that racism is not just a problem for the people on the receiving end of injustice, but racism is a White person s problem as well This is the clearest, simplest, presentation of this I have ever read and every white parent should share it with their children Speaking truth to power at

  10. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    I was a big fan of Anastasia Higginbotham s previous Ordinary Terrible Things kids books about divorce, sex, and death, and this one, if possible, is even better She is a white author and parent, confronting white supremacy in a picture book format The child in the book is told we don t see color, but learnsabout how skin color makes a difference in how you see the world and h

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