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Do the Work!

An Antiracist Activity Book

Do the Work!
W. Kamau Bell By (author)
Kate Schatz By (author)
9781523514281
Product ID:  101428
$28.95
Paperback
2022/07/19
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2022/07/19
Workman Publishing Co

Limited ***

8.5 X 11.0 in
176 pg


SOCIAL SCIENCE / Race & Ethnic Relations
SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / General
GAMES & ACTIVITIES / Activity Books


Description

Do the Work! is a hands-on workbook for anyone overwhelmed by racial injustice, who feels shocked by all the American histories they never learned, and who keeps asking the question “what can I DOOOOOO?!” Packed with humorous, thought-provoking activities—all are rooted in history and contemporary social justice concepts—the book helps readers move from "What can I do?" to... you know... actually doing the work.

Reviews

“Do the Work! confronts the most persistent and urgent crisis in America with wit, grace, patience, and, surprisingly, puzzles!”
Conan O’Brien
 
“Since we felt the ground shift...I think we all are looking for concrete ways to create change. This book gives a clear, actionable path to doing that work we have all been talking about. White folks—pick this one up immediately.”
Megan Rapinoe, World Cup champion, Olympian, and activist

“This clever activity book is a simple, fun resource for anyone looking to better the way they think about race and identity in America. Wonderful and illuminating.”
Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host/executive producer of Hulu’s Taste the Nation and Bravo’s Top Chef

"An entertaining resource for anyone seeking genuine engagement with anti-racist activism."
Kirkus Reviews
 


“Do the Work! confronts the most persistent and urgent crisis in America with wit, grace, patience, and, surprisingly, puzzles!”
Conan O’Brien
 
“Since we felt the ground shift...I think we all are looking for concrete ways to create change. This book gives a clear, actionable path to doing that work we have all been talking about. White folks—pick this one up immediately.”
Megan Rapinoe, World Cup champion, Olympian, and activist

“This clever activity book is a simple, fun resource for anyone looking to better the way they think about race and identity in America. Wonderful and illuminating.”
Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host/executive producer of Hulu’s Taste the Nation and Bravo’s Top Chef

"An entertaining resource for anyone seeking genuine engagement with anti-racist activism."
Kirkus Reviews
 



Author Bio

W. KAMAU BELL is a dad, husband, and comedian. He directed and executive-produced the four-part Showtime documentary We Need To Talk About Cosby, which premiered at Sundance. He famously met with the KKK on his Emmy-Award-winning CNN docu-series United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, where he serves as host and executive producer. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, CBS Mornings, MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Comedy Central, HBO, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, WTF with Marc Maron, The Breakfast Club, and This American Life. He has two stand-up comedy specials, Private School Negro (Netflix) and Semi-Prominent Negro (Showtime). Kamau’s writing has been featured in Time, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, CNN.com, Salon, and The LA Review of Books. Kamau’s first book has an easy-to-remember title, The Awkward Thoughts of W. Kamau Bell: Tales of a 6' 4", African American, Heterosexual, Cisgender, Left-Leaning, Asthmatic, Black and Proud Blerd, Mama's Boy, Dad, and Stand-Up Comedian. He is the ACLU Artist Ambassador for Racial Justice and serves on the board of directors of Donors Choose and the advisory board of Hollaback! 
 


KATE SCHATZ is the New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, Rad Girls Can, Rad American History A-Z, and the illustrated journal My Rad Life. She’s a writer, public speaker, educator, and left-handed vegetarian Bay Area-born-and-bred queer feminist activist mama. Kate is also a political organizer and frequent public speaker. She’s the co-founder of Solidarity Sundays, a nationwide network of over 200 feminist activist groups. She founded the organization in January 2016 with a friend and began by holding a series of monthly “activist house parties” aimed at showing women how to take meaningful, coordinated political action. After the 2016 election, the group grew from one chapter with 50 members to over 200 chapters with 20,000+ members.
As an educator, Kate has worked with a wide range of age groups for over 15 years. She taught Women’s Studies, Literature, and Creative Writing at UC Santa Cruz, San Jose State, Rhode Island College, and Brown University. And she is the former Chair of the School of Literary Arts at Oakland School for the Arts, where she taught fiction, poetry, and journalism to 9th-12th graders for many years.
Kate received her MFA in Fiction from Brown University, and a double BA in Women’s Studies/Creative Writing from UC Santa Cruz. She lives with her family on the island of Alameda.