Read Woke Challenge!

Simply fill out our Read Woke Book Bundle Request and we’ll pick books for you.

We are so excited to announce our first ALL AGES Beanstack challenge! The READ WOKE challenge encourages you to broaden your scope of reading and make a point to check out books written by authors that represent all different kinds of groups.

Read Woke is a movement created by Cicely Lewis, School Library Journal’s 2020 School Librarian of the Year. We'll let Cicely describe it in her own words:

"Read Woke is a movement. It is a feeling. It is a style. It is a form of education. It is a call to action; it is our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge in order to better protect your rights. Knowledge is power and no one can take it away. It means learning about others so that you can treat people with the respect and dignity that they deserve no matter their religion, race, creed, or color.

I concluded that a Woke Book must:
-Challenge a social norm
-Give voice to the voiceless
-Provide information about a group that has been disenfranchised
-Seek to challenge the status quo
-Have a protagonist from an underrepresented or oppressed group"

Want to participate, but not sure where to start? Simply fill out our Read Woke Book Bundle Request and we'll pick books for you.

Discover diverse books, log activities, and READ WOKE.