Watch Us Rise by Renée Watson
A stirring and unputdownable read about what it means to be a woman today. Perfect for fans of Moxie and The Hate U Give.
Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. Sick of the way that young women are treated even at their 'progressive' New York City high school, they decide to start a Women's Rights Club. One problem - no one shows up. That hardly stops them. They start posting everything from videos of Chelsea performing her poetry to Jasmine's response to being reduced to a racist and sexist stereotype in the school's theatre department. And soon, they've gone viral, creating a platform they never could've predicted.
With such positive support, the Women's Rights Club is also targeted by trolls. But Jasmine and Chelsea won't let their voices - or those of the other young women in their city - be silenced. They'll risk everything to be heard and effect change ... but at what cost?
Why it's on The Cornrow?
Selected by Sadé Ajana.
The Sadé of Sadé Magazine is our Children's Book Curator and she has selected this book for young readers.
Four friends want to show people art that matters to them, that’s when Chelsea notices that her poetry club is not going too well and Jasmine has some troubling news. They decided to create a club welcome for all. A book full of drama (gripping), laughter and real facts.