Rise Up!: How You Can Join the Fight Against White Supremacy

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Henry Holt & Company
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6.1 X 9.2 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author

Dr. Crystal M. Fleming is an award-winning sociologist and writer. She is Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at Stony Brook University. Crystal completed her Ph.D. at Harvard University and publishes scholarly research on racial oppression and anti-racism. She is the author of an academic book on race and white supremacy in France, as well as the critically acclaimed How to Be Less Stupid about Race: On Racism, White Supremacy and the Racial Divide. Her work appears in Newsweek, The Root, Huffington Post, and more.


A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2021
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2021
A Booklist Editors' Choice Winner for 2021

* "A clear and damning appraisal of the United States' long-standing relationship with White supremacy--with actionable advice for readers to do better." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "This absorbing, thoroughly researched book provides an in-depth look at racism and offers steps young readers can take to become antiracist advocates. . . The book's positivity, depth of information not mentioned in other books for this age group, and the five steps provided to help people become antiracist advocates make this a standout and are sure to inspire young people to act." --Booklist, starred review

* "A valuable research and classroom text that will build up an inspire young activists." --School Library Journal, starred review

* "This book uses gentle, approachable language to discuss a heavy topic with young adults of all races who are searching for change." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Rise Up! is the invigorating, thought-provoking, eye-opening, and essential book about fighting white supremacy that I wish I had when I was a teen. Crystal M. Fleming writes about tough subjects with authority and compassion, and inspires with a roadmap for how we can change the world for the better." --Malinda Lo, National Book Award-nominated author of Last Night at the Telegraph Club

"Rise Up! is a book that I wish had been around when I was a teen! Sociologist Crystal Fleming exercises powerful ideas and teaching in this compassionate call to action. Rise Up! is Fleming's act of love to the next generation, offering knowledge to build awareness, motivation to right the wrongs of our nation's past and present, and hope to create a brighter future. It's a must-read!" --Prudence L. Carter, Brown University, author of Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

"Fleming provides readers with the language and knowledge necessary to begin an antiracist journey and offers five steps they can take to create change." --Horn Book

Praise for
How to Be Less Stupid About Race

* "A crash course in what will be a radically new perspective." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[A]n insightful and irreverent text . . . her work is truly accessible; she breaks down complex concepts and constructs arguments effectively in jocular, witty prose." --Publishers Weekly

"Exceptionally well written, organized and presented." --Midwest Book Review

"Fleming's strength is her expertise as a sociologist . . . she wields her data like a sword, shredding racist nonsense." --The Christian Century