INTEREST IN ANTI-RACISM BOOKS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS ON THE RISE

As marches and demonstrations take places across Canada and the U.S., book reviewers and storeowners are seeing an increased interest in books that explore anti-racism and the concept of white privilege.

TORONTO — As marches and demonstrations take places across Canada and the U.S., book reviewers and storeowners are seeing an increased interest in books that explore anti-racism and the concept of white privilege.

Sean Liburd is one such owner. His Afrocentric bookshop in Brampton, Ont., has seen an overwhelming demand for books related to anti-racism and diversity.

A majority of the literature sold at Knowledge Bookstore, the shop he co-owns, is written by Black authors and discusses African history and culture.

“On Tuesday night, when I last checked at eight o’clock, over 1,300 Canadians had actually visited the website,” he told CTVNews.ca over the phone on Friday.

On Thursday night, Liburd shipped over 60 books – more than he would in an average week.

“We’re a small bookstore, so we don’t usually get this many orders.”

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