In late Spring 2020, amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic, people worldwide have gathered in small and large demonstrations to protest the death of George Floyd and to draw attention to ongoing systemic issues.
Educating Yourself Through Books
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Join our Read Woke From Home Reading Challenge!
According to Cicely Lewis, the creator of the Read Woke movement:
“Read Woke is a movement. It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Knowledge is power and no one can take it away. It means learning about others so that you can treat people with the respect and dignity that they deserve no matter their religion, race, creed, or color."
A Woke Book must:
- Challenge a social norm
- Give voice to the voiceless
- Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
- Seek to challenge the status quo
- Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group
Discover diverse books, log activities, and READ WOKE by logging into your Beanstack account and joining our reading challenge!
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