December 23, 2018

#BookReview: Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan

Title: Watch Us Rise
Author: Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan 
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Feminism
Pages: Hardcover, 400
Pub Date: February 12th 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
Book Source: Publisher
My Rating: 1 Star DNF
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Synopsis: Jasmine and Chelsea are 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 everything online—poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine's response to the racial macroaggressions she experiences—and soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by online trolls. When things escalate, the principal shuts the club down. Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices—and those of other young women—to be heard. 



About the Author: RenĂ©e Watson is the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor, and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Piecing Me Together, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me, and Betty Before X, co-written with Ilyasah Shabazz, as well as two acclaimed picture books: A Place Where Hurricanes Happen and Harlem's Little Blackbird, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. She is the founder of I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to nurturing underrepresented voices in the creative arts, and currently lives in New York City. 
www.reneewatson.net; @reneewauthor
Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer, and educator. Her poetry collections include Hemisphere and Crowned. Her work can be found in ESPN MagazineShe Walks in Beauty, and Southern Sin. Ellen is the Director of the Poetry & Theatre Departments at the DreamYard Project and directs their International Poetry Exchange Program with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines. She co-leads the Alice Hoffman Young Writer's Retreat at Adelphi University.
www.ellenhagan.com





My Review: This one was just not for me.  I went as far as 30 pages and just found it a little over the top and not really my thing. 




 








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