We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

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What do we tell our children when the world seems bleak, and prejudice and racism run rampant? With 96 lavishly designed pages of original art and prose, fifty diverse creators lend voice to young activists.
Publisher: New York : Crown Books for Young Readers, 2018
Edition: First edition., Unabridged.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780525580423
Call Number: 808.89 WE
Kids Nonfiction SOCIAL STUDIES
Characteristics: 87 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Prejudices -- Juvenile literature.
Racism -- Juvenile literature.
Racism -- Poetry


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Jul 11, 2019

Despite a few poignant personal stories ("Tell It In Your Own Way" by Roy Boney; "You Can Change The World" by Bernette G. Ford; "Dark Brown Skin Is Beautiful" by Eleanora E. Tate) the book is a little heavy handed to appeal to this adult, and perhaps to children as well. The editors were inspired by the US 2016 election to create a collection "To inspire you, motivate you, offer you love and hope, and encourage you to help make a difference."

Particular keepers from the collection are "A Talkin-To" by Jason Reynolds, the last entry in the collection; the sweet and simple "I Wonder" by Margarita Engle; and "a day of small things" by Tonya Bolden. I'm inspired to look at other offerings by these three authors.


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