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The other talk : reckoning with our white privilege.

Call Number

  • 305.809 K473 TEEN (CEN, OSH)

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First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Atheneum, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2021]

Physical Description

xviii, 253 pages ; 22 cm


Ages 12 up. Atheneum.


"All too many kids of color get 'the talk.' The talk about where to keep their hands, how to wear their clothes, how to speak, how to act around police-an honest talk, a talk about survival in a racist world. The get "the talk" because they must. But white kids don't get this talk. Instead, they're barely spoken to about race at all-and that needs to change. The Other Talk begins this much-needed conversation for white kids. In an accessible, anecdotal, and honest account from his own life, Brendan Kiely introduces young readers to white privilege, unconscious bias, and allyship-because racism isn't just an issue for people of color, it's an issue white people have to deal with, too, and it's time we all start doing our part"--


On title page, the word "my" is struck out and overlaid with the word "our."

"A Caitlyn Dlouhy book."


  • An introduction / by Jason Reynolds
  • Bottle of Nesquik, bottle of Long Since Forgotten
  • Two Americas
  • So what is this talk I never got?
  • How I tell a story
  • White boy
  • Chicken and egg problem... solved!
  • Cheating to win
  • History lives in the present
  • The entire system is rigged
  • Ninja runs
  • Hard look in the mirror
  • Interruption
  • What bullying looks like... to a whole community
  • So step up!
  • Well, actually, hang on a second... step back
  • Messing up
  • Messing up... and listening
  • Who?
  • Listening... without getting defensive
  • Listening... and believing
  • Taking action.

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