The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person

Children's, New & Recommended, Teenage & Young Adult, Children's Science & Geography
Paperback Published on: 01/04/2021
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Synopsis

"The Black Friend is THE book everyone needs to read right now... Read it, absorb it, and be changed because of it.” —Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U GiveSpeaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own experiences with racism. As a former "token Black kid", he now presents himself as the friend many readers need, touching on topics including cultural appropriation, "reverse racism" and white privilege. Featuring interviews with figures such as writer Angie Thomas, content creator Toni Tone, and April Reign, founder of the #OscarsSoWhite movement, this book serves as conversation starter and tool kit, creating a timely and essential read for committed anti-racists and newcomers to the cause of racial justice alike.

  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781529500615
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 192g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
A very disappointing read
I was not impressed with the trope this book puts put, a cleverly disguised divide and book of opinion.
Adam Jones
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
This book is a phenomenal read about race and the black experience for younger people.
This piece of non-fiction explores racism in America through a retelling of Frederick Joesph's experiences as a Black child (and then man) detailing everyt... READ MORE
Emma McDermott
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
Interesting
A very thought provoking read. It is also worth noting that is a view in America. Living in the UK I have a slightly different take on things. To me I do... READ MORE
catherine Harrold
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
Difficult but necessary book for white teens
Frederick Joseph is a writer, award-winning activist, philanthropist and marketing professional. This YA book draws on Joseph’s and 14 other contributors’... READ MORE
IReadThereforeIBlog
The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person
Worthwhile and important!
I have mixed feelings on this one. On the one hand, the content was wonderful: Joseph explained concepts very thoroughly and clearly, and I thought the top... READ MORE
Hana