Watch Us Rise

Watch Us Rise

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Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends. This year at their NYC high school, they plan to rock the theater and poetry clubs until Chelsea realizes the poetry club is more interested in the "classics" than poems that matter, and Jasmine has an experience more drama than theater. Sick over the way even their progressive school fails to hear their voices, they start a new club, one dedicated to writing and creating work which supports women's ideas. Because art is never just art, and htye know they can use their art to make a statement—to create change. They turn their voices to Write Like a Girl, an online outlet for essays, poems, and actions to inspire. But when Jasmine and Chelsea's work goes viral, fans and foes come out online and in real life, and the school administration threatens to shut them down for "instigating". Not willing to be silenced, Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices, and those of other young women, to be heard.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2019
ISBN: 9781547600083
Characteristics: 360 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hagan, Ellen

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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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