Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness (Ordinary Terrible Things Series)


Anastasia Higginbotham

Racism was not your idea. You don’t need to defend it.”

A white child sees a news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a person with brown skin who had their hands up. “We don’t see color,” the child’s mother says, but the child senses a deeper truth. An afternoon in the library uncovers the reality of white supremacy in America. The child connects to the opportunity and their responsibility to dismantle white supremacy–for the sake of their own liberation out of ignorance and injustice.

Recommended for ages 8 - 12