Woke : a young poet's call to justice
|Format:||Print Book 2020|
|Availability:||Available at 25 Libraries 25 of 30 copies|
"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.
The ability to be
In the next
The good body
Instructions on listening to the trees
I've been there before
What's in a name?
Gift of grace
Say the names
In betwee, there is light
What is an intersection?
Teeth dance with silver
Orchard of we
Blown-out stars whisper about justice
Amari explains a frown to her little brother
What's in my toolbox?
Rock the boat
We make a fist
The poet's pen
A me-shaped box
We carry our roots
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile poetry.
Social change -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Social justice -- Poetry.
Social change -- Poetry.
|Publisher|| New York :2020
Gatwood, Olivia, author.
Taylor, Theodore, III, illustrator.
Reynolds, Jason, writer of foreword.
55 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm