Mock Mondays: Printz Awards

Hi Everyone!  Its Becky.  Welcome to Mock Monday: Printz Award.  For anyone not familiar with the Printz Award it is an award given by the American Library Association for the best example of teen literature from the previous year.  You can find more information here. Here is my selection:

Title: Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You
Author: Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi

Summary: In this book that is not a history book the authors explore the history of racism from the first recorded racist through modern-day politics.

Prtinz Considerations: Wow!  This book is just wow.  Jason Reynolds uses his trademark storytelling to create a narrative of the history of racism.  The book is impactful and truthful while being entertaining. Reynolds examines famous historical figures and events impact on the racism and it is fascinating. The Printz committee has a history of selecting books that are politically relevant as well as quality non-fiction and Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You is both.

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