Quarto Kids | 4 June 2020
As anti-racist books sell out in major retailers around the country, The Quarto Group moves to increase access to anti-racist literature while redistributing funds to organizations whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and seek justice for Black communities.
June 4th, 2020: The Quarto Group has reduced the cost of the eBook version of This Book is Anti-Racist to $2.99 USD, £1.99 GBP and $2.99 CAD, making this important book more accessible to all those interested in educating themselves and starting discussions with their friends and family about racism and the work of ending it. In addition to this, The Quarto Group will be donating 100% of their profits of the This Book is Anti-Racist ebook to Black Lives Matter and Color of Change. Organizations, selected by the author, dedicated to combating racism and seeking justice for people of color. The ebook will be available at this reduced price on all major platforms for 30 days.

“From the earliest stages of acquisition and edits, this book has been an important project to our teams globally,” noted Chief Operating Officer Ken Fund. “Quarto has a history of publishing books for children that celebrate diversity, and with this book, we knew we wanted to be a part of starting important conversations. We recognize that access to resources and supporting the community is a deeply important piece of that as well.”

This Book is Anti-Racist leads kids and adults to a deeper understanding of their anti-racist self as they progress through 20 chapters that spark introspection, reveal the origins of racism, and give them the courage and power to undo it. Each chapter builds on the previous one as they learn more about their identity and racial oppression.

As US-based author Tiffany Jewell, an anti-bias, anti-racist educator and activist, writes, “Some may tell you you’re too young to talk about race. People may tell you that you should stop talking about skin color and see everyone as a “global citizen.” You may have been told racism isn’t a problem any more and that calling it out or bringing it up in conversation is wrong. Some people may have given you the impression that you are wrong and stirring up trouble. You are not! Racism is a problem, a very serious problem, and it needs to be talked about because it isn’t going away if we do nothing.”

Paris-based Illustrator Aurélia Durand brings the stories and characters to life with kaleidoscopic vibrancy. Durand dedicates her work to representing people of color in society, using bold art as visual representation.

This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell, illustrated by Aurélia Durand · $2.99 USD · $2.99 CAN · 160 pages · eBook ISBN: 978-0-7112-4522-8· Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group · Ages 11-15

About Frances Lincoln Children’s Books and The Quarto Group:

With a 35-year heritage of books that celebrate the diversity of our world, Frances Lincoln Children’s books is the back-to-back Waterstone’s prize-winning publisher of today. Boasting the best-selling Little People, Big Dreams series, we also publish beautifully-illustrated natural history and novelty titles alongside our boutique picture book list.

The Quarto Group is the leading global publisher of illustrated books. Quarto encompasses a diverse portfolio of imprints and businesses that are expert in developing long-lasting content across specific niches of interest for adults, children and the whole family.

Quarto sells its products globally in over 50 countries and 40 languages and employs c.330 people in the US and the UK. The group was founded in London in 1976. It is domiciled in the US and listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: QRT). For more information, visit quarto.com or follow us on Twitter at @TheQuartoGroup.

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