Councilmember Jawando Will Discuss Racism with Bestselling Author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Councilmember Will Jawando is hosting a virtual storytime on racism with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi followed by a discussion with the MCPS community Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

During the storytime, Dr. Kendi will read part of his new book, “Antiracist Baby.” Dr. Kendi is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “STAMPED: Racism, Antiracism, and You.”

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Councilmember Jawando and Dr. Kendi will also discuss the importance of teaching children how to be anti-racist.

Dr. Kendi’s work, “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America,” received the National Book Award. 

Following the storytime, MCPS students, parents and principals will take part in a discussion with councilmember Jawando about how racism impacts their lives. 

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced libraries in the county to close, councilmember Jawando began hosting virtual storytimes for youth residents in mid-March. 

To tune into the virtual storytime and discussion, visit

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About Shauneen Miranda

Shauneen Miranda is currently an intern at Montgomery Community Media. She is studying journalism with a concentration in sociology at the University of Maryland.


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