Still on an author high from last night's live online talk with Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature! Big ideas that remain with me:
Story, words make all the difference and shape our reality. Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You shows us the tremendous power--for good or ill--that our stories possess. A story of white supremacy began and continued the enslavement of people for hundreds of years. We have the power to change that story.
"Reading ain't enough."
"It's okay for you to disagree; it's not okay for you to disengage."
"We have to be more loyal to our future than our fears."
So...take action; speak up against overt bias as well as more covert lack of representation--for ourselves, our children, our future.
Thank you, Jason, for sharing your time and talent with the world.