Fresh Ayers: Anastasia Higginbotham - "Not My Idea"

Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Anastasia Higginbotham

"A much-needed title that provides a strong foundation for critical discussions of white people and racism, particularly for young audiences. Recommended for all collections."Shool Library Journal (*Starred Review)

"A necessary children's book about whiteness, white supremacy, and resistance... Important, accessible, needed."Kirkus Reviews

"A timely story that addresses racism, civic responsibility, and the concept of whiteness."Foreword Reviews

"For white folks who aren't sure how to talk to their kids about race, this book is the perfect beginning."O Magazine

Anastasia Higginbotham and Bill Ayers discuss Higginbotham's Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At 57th Street Books
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About the author: Anastasia Higginbotham is the author and illustrator of Divorce Is the Worst, Death Is Stupid, and Tell Me About Sex, Grandma—all part of the Ordinary Terrible Things series. She lives in Brooklyn.

About the interlocutor: Bill Ayers is a social justice activist, teacher, Distinguished Professor of Education (retired) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and author of two memoirs, Fugitive Days and Public Enemy.

About the series: Launched in March 2015, the Fresh Ayers series is hosted by activist, teacher, and scholar Bill Ayers. Learn more about the Fresh Ayers series here.

Event Location: 
57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637