– And Other Conversations About Race
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AUTHOR: Beverly Daniel Tatum
LENGTH: 464 pages (paperback edition)
PUBLISHED (Updated 2nd Edition): September 5, 2017
I read Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? because having attended a racially diverse high school, the title felt familiar. I also have kids in secondary school, so I wanted to read something that touched on racial relations among adolescents. This book did not let me down.
Beverly Daniel Tatum is a psychologist, so the book is less a personal memoir, but instead a scholarly book about racism and all its effects. But, don’t let that put you off. It’s still a straightforward book that’s easy to read and full of helpful information. I learned a lot a lot of insight into my own adolescence and in turn have some insights into things by own kids will experience (or may have already experienced.
If you are just staring the journey of antiracism, this should not be the first book you pick up. Save it for later on in your journey. Instead, grab a copy of So You Want to Talk About Race and then come back to this one.
Read this book is you are interested in the psychology of racism; the effects of racism on adolescents; or if you work with, teach, or are raising teenagers.