Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone

How To Be a (Young) Antiracist

Date and time
February 16, 2023 10:00 AM PT
Suggested audience
Librarian, Parent & Family, High School (ages 14-18), Middle School (ages 11-13), Higher Ed

About this event

Learners worldwide are invited to join this special event with bestselling authors Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone. 


During this 30-minute event, Ibram and Nic will discuss their new book How to be a (Young) Antiracist, give practical tips, and share their knowledge, experiences, and anecdotes to encourage young people to think critically and empower them to build a more equitable world.


Your students will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how their voices, actions, and decisions can shape the world and make it a better place for everyone.


Learn more about the authors


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.

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