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Being An Ally by Shakirah Bourne and Dana Alison Levy - A World Book Day Book - Review

Friday, March 24, 2023

My partner and I popped into The Works on a trip into town a couple of weeks ago, and I noticed they had the World Book Day books. I had looked at them all online and knew this was the only one I was bothered about, so I picked it up for just a pound! I read it in less than an hour ten days ago while curled up on the sofa after a busy day. 

It is a tiny book but with such a lot of info in it, I really liked it and would recommend it for anyone aged from about fifteen. There is a warning in the front of the book and it does tackle difficult subjects like racism, ableism, transphobia and more. The book is a collection of seven short essays by a few current authors like Lizzie Huxley-Jones and A J Sass, as well as the two editors. The essays are all about how to be a good ally, how to do it non-perfomatively, how to use your privileges to be an ally to people in minorities, and so on. The essays are all really personal, which I really appreciated. 

I am giving this four out of five - it's very good. 

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