Ibram X. Kendi Writing Children’s Story ‘Goodnight Racism’

Ibram X. Kendi Writing Children's Story 'Goodnight Racism'

Ibram X. Kendi’s forthcoming picture book portrays a hopeful message and will continue his prolific and award-winning publishing career.

According to Penguin Young Readers, in Kendi’s “Goodnight Racism,” the author hopes to communicate the importance of working toward a better world for children. Cbabi Bayoc is the illustrator of the book, to be released on June 14th.

It is about the good morning of a just and equitable world after racism has said goodnight, Kendi said in a statement. “‘Goodnight Racism’ is not about what is, it is about what can be.”

The book “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” won Kendi the 2016 National Book Award.

“How to Be An Antiracist” and a collaborative project with Jason Reynolds, “STAMPED: Racism, Anti Racism, and You” were among his books. The founder of Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research, he helped edit “Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African Americans, 1619-2019.”

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