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The black friend : on being a better white person / Frederick Joseph.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Public Library System.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library 305.8 J83b (Text) 31901004476281 New Adult Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781536217018 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1536217018 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xviii, 254 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Sommerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes bibliographic references (pages 245-247) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Frederick Joseph calls up race-related anecdotes from his past, explaining why they were hurtful and how he might handle things now. Each chapter features the voice of at least one artist or activist, including Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give; April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite; Jemele Hill, sports journalist and podcast host; and eleven others. Touching on everything from cultural appropriation to power dynamics, “reverse racism” to white privilege, microaggressions to the tragic results of overt racism, this book serves as conversation starter, tool kit, and invaluable window into the life of a former “token Black kid” who now presents himself as the friend many readers need. -- adapted from inside front jacket flap.
"Part memoir, part guidebook, this title explores scenarios of interpersonal and institutional struggle to introduce the next generation of White youth to anti-racism."--Kirkus Reviews.
Awards Note:
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Subject: Race awareness > Juvenile literature.
Anti-racism > United States > Juvenile literature.
Racism > Juvenile literature.
United States > Race relations > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Anecdotes.
Informational works.
Autobiographies.

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