Read Woke Challenge | WisCommunity


Menomonie Public Library

Join us for a Read Woke challenge. Read Woke was created by librarian
Cicely Lewis to bring new voices into
standard reading lists. In partnership with Beanstack , the program has gone national. So what is it
to read woke? In Cicely’s 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,”

– Cicely Lewis , creator of Read Woke

Read Woke with us by creating an account on our Read Woke page , get book suggestions, and share
with others what you're reading.


Mar 8 2021 (All day)