Watch Us Rise

Watch Us Rise

Book - 2019
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Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission--they're sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. They post their work online--poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine's response to the racial microaggressions she experiences--and soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by trolls. When things escalate in real life, the principal shuts the club down. Not willing to be silenced, Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices--and those of other young women--to be heard. These two dynamic, creative young women stand up and speak out in a novel that features their compelling art and poetry along with powerful personal journeys that will inspire readers and budding poets, feminists, and activists.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2019
Description: 360 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781547600083
Branch Call Number: TEEN Wats


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Aug 31, 2020

Greatly written book! The different viewpoint chapters fit right with the title. Liked the different activities the girls did. The rebellion was absolutely beautiful. Very intriguing and highly recommended.

dplSami May 28, 2019

As a social justice high school, you'd expect a higher level of equality and progressiveness. Jasmine and Chelsea find out that their safe spaces aren't quite as safe and welcoming as they once thought. While both characters struggle with personal and social issues, they learn the power of their voice and how to use it wisely. Flipping between narrative and verse, this is a quick read with a powerful message. #WriteLikeAGirl

OPL_KrisC Apr 20, 2019

An inspiring contemporary book for teens about two girls who form a feminist group at school in reaction to how girls are treated in that school

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OPL_KrisC Apr 20, 2019

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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