How do we give young people the tools they need to actively dismantle racism and create a better world for everyone? From the author of the groundbreaking NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, Me and White Supremacy, Layla Saad's young readers' edition is a timely, crucial, and empowering guide for today's youth on how to be antiracist change makers.
Layla Saad meticulously updated the content for young readers to include:
definitions and history of various topics covered
sections to help readers process complex topics
no time limit—unlike the adult edition, this is not a 28-day challenge so readers can use this content for however long it takes to do the work
content that is approachable and applicable for those with and without white privilege
Me and White Supremacy has reached so many adults in their journeys to become better ancestors. This edition aims to teach readers how to explore and understand racism and white supremacy and how young readers can do their part to help change the world. Covering topics such as white privilege, white fragility, racist stereotypes, cultural appropriation, and more, Layla Saad has developed a brilliant introduction and deep dive that is sure to become a standard in antiracist education.
"This young readers' edition empowers young people to have courageous conversations about race, power, and privilege with themselves first and then with others." -Elisabet Velasquez, author of When We Make It
About the Author
Layla Saad is a globally respected writer, speaker and podcast host on the topics of race, identity, leadership, personal transformation and social change.
As an East African, Arab, British, Black, Muslim woman who was born and grew up in the West, and lives in Middle East, Layla has always sat at a unique intersection of identities from which she is able to draw rich and intriguing perspectives. Layla's work is driven by her powerful desire to 'become a good ancestor'; to live and work in ways that leave a legacy of healing and liberation for those who will come after she is gone.
Me and White Supremacy is Layla's first book. Initially offered for free following an Instagram challenge under the same name, the digital Me And White Supremacy Workbook was downloaded by close to ninety thousand people around the world in the space of six months, before becoming a traditionally published book. Layla's work has been brought into homes, educational institutions and workplaces around the world that are seeking to create personal and collective change.
Layla earned her Bachelor of Law degree from Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. She lives in Doha, Qatar with her husband, Sam, and two children, Maya and Mohamed. Find out more about Layla at www.laylafsaad.com.
"A much-needed resource for helping individuals and institutions understand how to be anti-racist" — Youth Services Book Review, STARRED review
"Offering breakdowns and reflective exercises, this young readers edition empowers young people to have courageous conversations about race, power, and privilege with themselves first and then with others. A necessary addition to all libraries and a must-have for all educators and parents of young people everywhere. This book makes me excited and hopeful that our future generations will be equipped with the necessary tools to dismantle white supremacy and create a new just & equitable world for all people. I will be using this book with my children." — Elisabet Velasquez, author of When We Make It
"A valuable workbook in the truest sense." — Kirkus
"Saad adapts her New York Times best-seller to give young readers the tools and mindset to tackle white supremacy... [a] thought-provoking guide book." —