Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice
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.
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Read it; gift it; use it to challenge, protect, and grow. - Kirkus, Starred Review
An important book that demands to be seen. It adds to the conversation of #OwnVoices and speaks to a young person's need for expression and social justice. - School Library Journal, Starred Review
These poems combine clear declarations with easy-to-grasp metaphors to convey progressive values... With its references to figures such as Janet Mock and Trayvon Martin, it's a useful conversation-starter on the topic. - Publishers Weekly
Worth adding to any youth poetry collection, Woke will call out to and empower its readers with a reminder that 'our voice is our greatest power.' - Booklist