Watch Us Rise

Watch Us Rise

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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]
ISBN: 9781547600083
154760008X
Branch Call Number: YF WATSON
Characteristics: 360 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hagan, Ellen - Author

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MCPL_Teen Jul 16, 2019

Jasmine and Chelsea start a Women's Rights Club at their high school in response to the sexism and racism they experience and see happening around them.


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