Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice

Author:  Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo, Olivia Gatwood
Publisher: Roaring Brooke Press
Pages: 56
On Sale: March 10, 2020
Genre: Children’s, Poetry, Social Movement, Social Justice, Non Fiction
Stars: 4/5

From the Publisher:

Woke: A Young Poet’s Guide to Justice is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.

Historically poets have been on the forefront of social movements. Woke is a collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out.

With Theodore Taylor’s bright, emotional art, and writing from Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood, kids will be inspired to create their own art and poems to express how they see justice and injustice.

With a foreword by best-selling author Jason Reynolds.

From Me:

I picked this book up on a whim and it was lovely and powerful. It is a collection of poetry by 3 authors aimed towards both children and adults and it focuses on important and moving topics like race and equality and kindness. Very touching and I think it would be easy for anyone of any age to follow and understand.

Would fit The 52 Book Club’s 2021 prompts:
1 – Set in a School
24 – A Book You Think They Should Read In Schools
26 – An Author Of Colour
36 – A Nameless Narrator
37 – An Educational Read
38 – Recommended on Bookbub
40 – Found via #Bookstagram

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