Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone, How to Be a (Young) Antiracist

Update! Companion tickets are now sold out. Bundled tickets are still available and can be purchased below!

Porter Square Books is delighted to partner with Cambridge Public School Libraries in welcoming Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone for an event on Tuesday, February 7 at 7pm at Temple Beth Shalom (8 Tremont St. Cambridge, MA 02139).

The authors will discuss their new book, a young adult adaption of the New York Times bestselling How to be an Antiracist, with TBD. Following the talk, we'll move into a live Q&A featuring your audience questions.

Tickets to this event are available for purchase below. Each ticket includes entry for one and one pre-signed copy of How to Be a (Young) Antiracist. Also available are ticket bundles including entry for one, one pre-signed copy of How to Be a (Young) Antiracist, and one pre-signed copy of The (Young) Antiracist's Workbook: Questions for Changemakers. After purchasing one of those ticket options, you can also purchase a companion ticket, including entry for one child or teen under the age of 18, for $5. 

The #1 New York Times bestseller that sparked international dialogue is now a book for young adults! Based on the adult bestseller by Ibram X. Kendi, and co-authored by bestselling author Nic Stone, How to be a (Young) Antiracist will serve as a guide for teens seeking a way forward in acknowledging, identifying, and dismantling racism and injustice.

The New York Times bestseller How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi is shaping the way a generation thinks about race and racism. How to be a (Young) Antiracist is a dynamic reframing of the concepts shared in the adult book, with young adulthood front and center. Aimed at readers 12 and up, and co-authored by award-winning children’s book author Nic Stone, How to be a (Young) Antiracist empowers teen readers to help create a more just society. Antiracism is a journey–and now young adults will have a map to carve their own path. Kendi and Stone have revised this work to provide anecdotes and data that speaks directly to the experiences and concerns of younger readers, encouraging them to think critically and build a more equitable world in doing so. 


Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and five #1 New York Times bestsellers including How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky. His latest books are How to Raise an Antiracist and Goodnight Racism, illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was awarded a 2021 MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “Genius Grant.” 

Nic Stone is an Atlanta native and a Spelman College graduate. Her debut novel for young adults, Dear Martin, and her debut middle-grade novel, Clean Getaway, were both New York Times bestsellers. She is also the author of Odd One Out, which was an NPR Best Book of the Year and a Rainbow Book List Top Ten selection, Jackpot, and Shuri: A Black Panther Novel. Dear Justyce, the sequel to Dear Martin, recently published. She is one of the authors in the New York Times bestselling book Black Out, recently optioned for as a new anthology program for Netflix by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground. Find her online at nicstone.info or @nicstone .

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

Temple Beth Shalom
8 Tremont St.
Cambridge, MA 02139


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