The #ReadWoke challenge was created in 2017 by Cicely Lewis, a nationally recognized educator and librarian from Gwinnett.

“What is Read Woke? It’s a feeling. A form of education. A call to action, and our right as lifelong learners. It means arming yourself with knowledge to better protect your rights. Learning about others so you treat people with respect and dignity, no matter their religion, race, creed, or color.” – Cicely Lewis

Stay woke by checking out titles that:

  • Challenge a social norm
  • Give voices 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

Check out these dates and book choices coming up at the Hamilton Mill Branch:

Read Woke, Ages 13+
Wednesday, August 7, 6:00 pm
The Dangerous Art of Blending In by Angelo Surmelis
Read Woke, Ages 13+
Wednesday, September 4, 6:00 pm
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
Read Woke, Ages 13+
Wednesday, October 2, 6:00 pm
Dear Martin by Nic Stone