Stamped: Resources for your Classroom - National Council of Teachers of English

What an amazing time we had with Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi, hearing from them about their latest novel Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You! The discussion was timely and well received, so thank you for your participation, and a special thank-you to our moderator Sonja Cherry-Paul.

Below we’ve compiled a list of resources to help you continue the conversation within your communities.


Social Media

Facebook – /jason.reynolds.37266
Twitter – @JasonReynolds83
Instagram – @JasonReynolds83

GRAB THE MIC/”Write. Right. Rite.” from the Library of Congress
As the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds will visit small towns across the nation to engage in thought-provoking discussions with young people. Learn more.


Social Media

Facebook – /ibramxkendi
Twitter – @DrIbram
Instagram – @IbramXK

AntiRacist Baby
With bold art and thoughtful yet playful text, Antiracist Baby introduces the youngest readers and the grown-ups in their lives to the concept and power of antiracism. Learn more.


Educator’s Guide

Grab your copy of the Stamped Educator’s Guide developed by Sonja Cherry-Paul.
“This guide suggests a month-long approach to reading and discussing Stamped with middle-school and high-school readers in English, English language arts, social studies, history, and humanities classrooms.” Access it here.


  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland by Jonathan M. Metzl
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Roads
  • How It Went Down by Kekla Magoon
  • How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) by Trevor Noah
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
  • March by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
  • Monster by Walter Dean Myers
  • We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom by Bettina L. Love
  • White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo
  • A Black Women’s History of the United States by Daina Ramey Berry and Kali N. Gross
  • Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights by Mikki Kendall
  • All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds
  • An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Black Appetite. White Food.: Issues of Race, Voice, and Justice Within and Beyond the Classroom by Jamila Lyiscott
  • Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
  • Dear Martin by Nic Stone
  • Dying of Whiteness by Jonathan Metzl
  • The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race by Jesmyn Ward
  • For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood . . . and the Rest of Y’all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education by Christopher Emdin
  • The Gold Cadillac by Mildred D. Taylor
  • The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys by Eddie Moore, Jr., Ali Michael, and Marguerite W. Penick-Parks
  • Heart and Soul: The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson
  • The History of White People by Nell Irvin Painter
  • How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them by Jason Stanley
  • Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
  • Letting Go of Literary Whiteness: Antiracist Literature Instruction for White Students by Carlin Borsheim-Black and Sophia Tatiana Sarigianides
  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  • Miles Morales: Spider-Man by Jason Reynolds
  • “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children by Lisa Delpit
  • Murder on the Red River by Marcie Rendon
  • Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew R. Kay
  • Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
  • Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist by Eli Saslow
  • So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo
  • Stamped: For our Classrooms, Homes, and Communities from Hachette Book Group
  • Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o
  • Surviving Becky(s): Pedagogies for Deconstructing Whiteness and Gender by Cheryl E. Matias
  • The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein
  • Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism by Steven Brookfield
  • There, There by Tommy Orange
  • This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action, and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell
  • What If All the Kids Are White? Anti-bias Multicultural Education with Young Children and Families by Julie Olsen Edwards, Louise Derman-Sparks, and Patricia Ramsey
  • White Rage by Carol Anderson
*These texts were shared by participants within the chat during the live discussion.

Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English Toolkit

Take a look at what we discussed with Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi.