Book details

Macmillan Children's Book

Woke

A Young Poet's Call to Justice

Author: Written by Mahogany L. Browne with Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood; illustrated by Theodore Taylor III; foreword by Jason Reynolds

Woke

Woke

$10.99

About This Book

A collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists.
Page Count
56
On Sale
03/10/2020

Book Details

"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue

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.

Imprint Publisher

Roaring Brook Press

ISBN

9781250780591

In The News

"This collection of poems by women of color covers topics relating to social justice, activism, discrimination and empathy, focusing on the need to speak out and inspiring middle-graders." -Vogue

"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

About the Creators

Woke

Woke

$10.99