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Nation Books is absolutely thrilled to announce that Ibram X. Kendi’s STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING has officially been named a Nonfiction Finalist for the 2016 National Book Awards!

Stamped from the Beginning is a history of how racist ideas are built, and how they are built to last. Understanding this history is essential if we want to have any hope of progress. This book will forever change the way we think about race.”—Touré, author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness

“Ibram Kendi is an important new voice in African American history.”—Peniel E. Joseph, author of Stokely and Waiting ‘Til the Midnight Hour

“Richly sourced and engaging, Ibram X. Kendi’s STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING is a highly accessible yet provocative study that seeks to complicate our understanding of racist ideas and the forces that produce them.”—Dr. Yohuru Williams, Professor of History and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Fairfield University

“In his  ambitious, illuminating, and engaging book, Ibram X. Kendi  seamlessly assembles sources from Cotton Mather to Angela Davis; the Great Awakening to Black Lives Matter; the Birth of a Nation to Hip Hop culture, to show how not only race but racist ideas are at the center of American thought.”—Paula J. Giddings, EA Woodson Professor, Smith College, and author of Ida: A Sword Among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign Against Lynching

 STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING is a tour de force of intellectual history that brilliantly illuminates the tragic history of racist ideas from slavery to Black Lives Matter.”—Peniel Joseph, author of Stokely and Waiting ’til the Midnight Hour


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