California DOE’s “Recommended Literature List” Includes “Stamped For Kids” by Ibrahim X. Kendi

The California Department of Education (CDOE) promotes books on anti-racism, including “Stamped For Kids” by Ibrahim X. Kendi, according to the department’s website.

The “Recommended Literature List” section of the CDOE website includes 280 book titles selected by teachers and librarians for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Recommended books include “Stamped” and “Stamped for Kids” by Ibram X. Kendi which teach the history of “racist ideas” and their impact on America today. (RELATED: Michigan Department of Education trains teachers to hide student names and pronouns from parents)

“Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Anti-Racism and You” by Ibram X. Kendi is suggested for middle schoolers and encourages children to “eliminate racist thoughts in their own lives,” the website showed. The book includes a chapter on Black Lives Matter and teaches students to define the terms segregationist, assimilationist, and anti-racist.

“Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism and You” by Ibram X. Kendi is promoted for young adults to learn the origins of their “racist ideas” and “why the poison of racism persists,” the website said. The book describes America’s “racial politics” up to 2016.

Protesters carrying signs take part in a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Huntington Beach, California, U.S., April 11, 2021. REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

Jewell Parker Rhodes’ “Ghost Boys,” also promoted on the CDOE website, is about a 12-year-old black boy who is killed by a police officer because he thought his toy gun was a real gun, according to the website. The story description lists the book as a way to help “understand American darkness”.

The CDOE also recommends Alicia D. Williams’ “Genesis Begins Again,” the story of a black girl and her family in Detroit, the website says. The daughter is called at school by names such as “Charcoal” and when her father is under the influence of alcohol, he tells his daughter that he wishes she had “fair skin like her mother “.

The CDOE did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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