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The new book "400 Souls" is a unique one volume community history of African Americans. The editors Ibram X. Kendi and Keyshia Blaine have assembled 90 brilliant writers, each of whom takes on a five year period of that 400 year span.

The writers explore their periods through a variety of techniques: historical essays, short stories, personal vignettes, and fiery polemics. They approach history from various perspectives. Through the eyes of towering historical icons are the untold stories of ordinary people through places laws and objects.

    This week's Book Picks come from owner of Bennington Bookshop, Phil Lewis.

List:
"The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdrich
"Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi*
"Afterlife" by Julia Alvarez
"Anxious People" by Fredrik Backman
"Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid

Ibram X. Kendi is featured on this week's episode of "The Book Show," in an encore airing of Joe Donahue's interview with him about "How to Be an Anti-Racist."

Book Cover for How to be an Antiracist and photo of Ibram X. Kendi
Author photo by Jeff Watts

Joe Donahue: Racism intersects with class and culture and geography and even changes the way we see and value ourselves. In his new book “How to Be an Antiracist”, Professor Ibram X. Kendi takes readers through a widening circle of antiracist ideas that look to help us see all forms of racism clearly understand their poisonous consequences and work to oppose them in our systems, in ourselves. Ibram X. Kendi is the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. He's also a columnist at the Atlantic and author of “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America”, which won the National Book Award for nonfiction. His latest is “How to Be an Antiracist”. 

   This week's Book Picks come from Suzanna Hermans of Oblong Books in Millerton and Rhinebeck, New York.

List:

"The Ancestor" by Danielle Trussoni"Enter the Aardvark" by Jessica Anthony"Eight Perfect Murders" by Peter Swanson"A Book for Escargot" by Dashka Slater, illustrated by Sydney Hanson"The List of Things That Will Not Change" by Rebecca Stead"Wayside School Beneath a Cloud of Doom" by Louis Sachar"We Are the Wildcats" by Siobhan Vivian
"Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You" by Jason Reynolds & Ibram X. Kendi - Help Oblong donate copies of "Stamped" to area schools.

4/13/20 Panel

Apr 13, 2020

        The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, investigative journalist and UAlbany adjunct professor Rosemary Armao, Assistant Professor at Albany Law school Ciji Dodds, and Ibram X. Kendi , the New York Times bestselling author of "Stamped from the Beginning," which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and "How to be an Antiracist." He is a professor of history and international relations and the founding director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University. One of America's leading antiracist voices, Dr. Kendi is also a columnist at The Atlantic.