I Am an Antiracist Superhero: With Activities to Help You Be One Too! (Hardcover)

I Am an Antiracist Superhero: With Activities to Help You Be One Too! By Jennifer Nicole Bacon, Letícia Moreno (Illustrator) Cover Image
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Winner of Bookstagang's Best of 2023 Picture Book Awards

This empowering story inspires kids from all backgrounds to Look, Listen, Feel, and Act like antiracist superheroes, even in times of adversity.


This book tells the story of 6-year-old Malik, who after learning about racism in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, decides to change the world by becoming an antiracist superhero. With the help of his parents, and inspiration from historical figures like Rosa Parks and James Baldwin, Malik learns that even when he feels scared, he can still be a superhero by Looking, Listening, Feeling, and Acting!  

Join Malik and his friends as they help other children feel safe, included, and empowered. Inviting children from all backgrounds to become superheroes, this touching story provides inspiration for children when faced with adversity.

The book also includes a practical section including a glossary of relevant terms, as well as hands-on guided activities and practices (like creating a vision board and drawing their superpowers) that kids can do so that they can change the world around them by Looking, Listening, Feeling, and Acting like an antiracist superhero too!

About the Author


DR. JENNIFER NICOLE BACON, aka “Dr. Jenn,” has a PhD in curriculum and instruction from the University of Maryland, College Park, and MEd in Special Education from the University of Virginia. Dr. Jenn is an Associate Professor in Elementary Education, an Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, a mentor, and a writer. A former special education teacher, she currently teaches college students studying to become elementary school teachers. Committed to addressing issues of overrepresentation in special education, racial and gender equity, and writing for social justice, she participates in several professional associations and mentoring organizations.

LETÍCIA MORENO is an illustrator in Rio de Janeiro who holds a degree in art history and is represented by the T2 Agency in the United States. Her work focuses on the graphic representation of blackness in order to achieve a gentle and delicate form through her drawings, refusing stereotypes in order to humanize black bodies.

Praise For…


“A smart, step-by-step guide to anti-racism superheroics. [A] productive addition to any collection of youth activism resources.”—Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781645470984
ISBN-10: 1645470989
Publisher: Bala Kids
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English