Let's Talk About Race

Category: Book
Illustrated By: Barbour, Karen
By (author): Lester, Julius
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Emotions & Feelings
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / General (see also headings under Family)
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
Audience: children/juvenile
Awards: Child Magazine Best Book
New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: December 2008
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 32
Size: 11.00in x 8.50in x 0.12in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

"This wonderful book should be a first choice for all collections and is strongly recommended as a springboard for discussions about differences." -School Library Journal (starred review)

In this acclaimed book, the author of the Newbery Honor Book To Be a Slave shares his own story as he explores what makes each of us special. A strong choice for sharing at home or in the classroom.

Karen Barbour's dramatic, vibrant paintings speak to the heart of Lester's unique vision, truly a celebration of all of us. "This stunning picture book introduces race as just one of many chapters in a person's story" (School Library Journal). "Lester's poignant picture book helps children learn, grow, discuss, and begin to create a future that resolves differences" (Children's Literature).

Julius Lester said: "I write because our lives are stories. If enough of these stories are told, then perhaps we will begin to see that our lives are the same story. The differences are merely in the details."

I am a story. So are you. So is everyone.

Biographical Note

Julius Lester is the author of the Newbery Honor Book To Be a Slave, the Caldecott Honor Book John Henry, the National Book Award finalist The Long Journey Home: Stories from Black History, and the Coretta Scott King Award winner Day of Tears. He is also a National Book Critics Circle nominee and a recipient of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. His most recent picture book, Let's Talk About Race, was named to the New York Public Library's "One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing." In addition to his critically acclaimed writing career, Mr. Lester has distinguished himself as a civil rights activist, musician, photographer, radio talk-show host, and professor. For thirty-two years he taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in western Massachusetts.