This Book is Anti-Racist

Curriculum Support

Materials Curated to support: Conversations In Common

A Collaborative Diversity and Inclusion Reading Project for Sonoma County Schools


Grades 6-12

Essential Question:

How can we create a sense of belonging for all?


Improve the well-being, safety and connection of children and families through a collaborative county-wide reading project that promotes the skill and practice of civil discussion while exploring experiences of equity, diversity and belonging in our community.

'In a racist society, it's not enough to be non-racist-we must be ANTI-RACIST.'-Angela Davis

Anchor Text

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action and do the work. By Tiffany Jewell; Illustrated by Aurelia Durand.

Who are you? What is racism? Where does it come from? Why does it exist? What can you do to disrupt it? Learn about social identities, the history of racism and resistance against it, and how you can use your anti-racist lens and voice to move the world toward equity and liberation. Gain a deeper understanding of your anti-racist self as you progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism that we are still experiencing, and give you the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as you learn more about yourself and racial oppression. 20 activities get you thinking and help you grow with the knowledge. All you need is a pen and paper.Author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, builds solidarity beginning with the language she chooses—using gender neutral words to honor everyone who reads the book. Illustrator Aurélia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy.This book is written for EVERYONE who lives in this racialized society—including the young person who doesn’t know how to speak up to the racist adults in their life, the kid who has lost themself at times trying to fit into the dominant culture, the children who have been harmed (physically and emotionally) because no one stood up for them or they couldn’t stand up for themselves, and also for their families, teachers, and administrators.

Tiffany Jewell's Educator Guide

This is a guide was created by the author of the book and includes information about the author and illustrator and detailed discussion and activity ideas to support your reading of the book.

Supporting Materials

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Tiffany Jewell Reads from This Book is Anti-Racist

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