"Watch Us Rise," Portland author Renee Watson's latest young adult novel

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Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Author Renee Watson introduces her latest young adult novel, Watch Us Rise
Portland author Renee Watson discusses her latest book, "Watch Us Rise"


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.

Portland author Renee Watson introduces her latest work, "Watch Us Rise," to Black Book Talk hosts Emma Jackson For, O. B. Hill and Patricia Welch.

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