Not My Idea

Not My Idea

A Book About Whiteness

Ordinary Terrible Things

by Anastasia Higginbotham

Illustrated by Anastasia Higginbotham

Published by: Dottir Press

72 Pages, 8.50 x 8.50 x 0.65 in, Color illustrations throughout

  • Paperback
  • 9781948340403
  • Published: November 2020

$18.95

  • Hardcover
  • 9781948340007
  • Published: September 2018

$18.95

Featuring brand-new activity pages and additional learning material, the paperback edition of Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness is a picture book about racism and racial justice, inviting white children and parents to become curious about racism, accept that it's real, and cultivate justice.

An honest explanation about how power and privilege factor into the lives of white children, at the expense of other groups, and how they can help seek justice.THE NEW YORK TIMES

ONE OF HUFFPOST'S RECOMMENDED "ANTI-RACIST BOOKS FOR KIDS AND TEENS"

**A WHITE RAVEN 2019 SELECTION**

NAMED ONE OF SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL'S BEST BOOKS OF 2018

This book does a phenomenal job of explaining how power and privilege affect us from birth, and how we can educate ourselves...Not My Idea is an incredibly important book, one that we should all be using as a catalyst for our anti-racist education.THE TINY ACTIVIST

Quite frankly, the first book I’ve seen that provides an honest explanation for kids about the state of race in America today.ELIZABETH BIRD, librarian

“It’s that exact mix of true-to-life humor and unflinching honesty that makes Higginbotham’s book work so well…”—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (*Starred Review)

A much-needed title that provides a strong foundation for critical discussions of white people and racism, particularly for young audiences. Recommended for all collections.SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (*Starred Review)

A necessary children's book about whiteness, white supremacy, and resistance… Important, accessible, needed.KIRKUS REVIEWS

A timely story that addresses racism, civic responsibility, and the concept of whiteness.FOREWORD REVIEWS

For white folks who aren’t sure how to talk to their kids about race, this book is the perfect beginning.O MAGAZINE