To mark Stephen Lawrence Day, Stephen’s brother Stuart Lawrence has recommended five books about racism and race for young people.
His recommendations will help anyone better understand racism, talk about race with your family and offer suggestions about how to be a better ally.
Stephen Lawrence Day takes place on April 22 and is a national day of commemoration for Stuart’s brother who was killed in a racially-motivated attack in 1993.
Books about racism, recommended by Stuart Lawrence
Black and British by David Olusoga
All the stuff that we think that we know about British history has other layers to it. And this book allows us to talk about that. I’ve been reading this book with my son. It was great to be able to start a conversation with him about these sorts of things.
This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell and Aurelia Durand
I’ve met so many people who want to say to me, ‘I’ve got a black mate and I can understand the struggle.’ Cool. I don’t need to know you got a black mate. All I really need people to say is, I’m an anti-racist.