“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.
I concluded that 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”
– Cicely Lewis, creator of Read Woke
The challenge for readers of all ages is simple: select a book from each of the 10 categories using the recommended lists provided in Beanstack and complete select activities offered by the DAPL in the coming weeks. The first five readers in each age group* to earn 10 badges will receive special Read Woke t-shirts.
*The age groups are as follows: Preschool (Birth - 4-K), Elementary School (Kindergarten - 3rd Grade), Intermediate School (4th Grade - 6th Grade), Middle/High School (7th Grade - 10th Grade), and Adult (11th Grade - Adult).
1,000 Books Club
Earn Library SWAG and other great prizes by entering books on our online Reading Program! Once your reach 1,000 Books you will earn a canvas bag! Register or Sign In on Beanstack.