Mahogany L. Browne (@mobrowne) shares WOKE: A YOUNG POET’S CALL TO JUSTICE, written with Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood and illustrated by Theodore Taylor III. This evocative picture book companion to WOKE BABY is an emotional powerhouse, laying groundwork for conversations about advocacy, anti-bias practices, intersectionality, disability acceptance, youth empowerment, and more. This book was constructed to hold a volume of voices, meaning that these poems can and should be read by more than one voice at once. That was a new thought for me, choral poetry. And then I realized what might be already obvious to you, which is that when we combine our voices in unity we shine a brighter light on the dark places, we make more room for everyone at the table, we, to borrow a phrase from a friend, bring the distant near.
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