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Not my idea : a book about whiteness, / written and illustrated by Anastasia Higginbotham.

Higginbotham, Anastasia, (author,, illustrator.).

A white child sees a TV news report of a white police officer shooting and killing a black man. "In our family, we don't see color," his mother says, but he sees the colors plain enough. An afternoon in the library's history stacks uncover the truth of white supremacy in America. Racism was not his idea and he refuses to defend it.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781948340007 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1948340003 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 64 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Dottir Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
AD540L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader LG 2.8 0.5 0.5 510008
Awards Note:
School Library Journal, starred review.
Subject: Whites > Race identity > Juvenile literature.
Racism > Juvenile literature.
Prejudices > Juvenile literature.
Racism > United States > Juvenile literature.
Racism > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements > United States > History > Juvenile literature.
African Americans > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
White supremacy movements > United States > Juvenile literature.
Denial (Psychology) > United States > Juvenile literature.
United States > Race relations > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 23 of 23 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Cambria County Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 23 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Highland Community Library J 305.8 HIG (Text) 35610000969027 HGHM Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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