Written by Mahogany L. Brown, Elizabeth Acevedo, & Olivia Gatwood, illustrated by Theodore Taylor III
Note: This book has many poems that cannot all be read in one class session. Pick a few poems to read aloud. If possible, let students have input on which poems they would like to hear.
In the book Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, we read various poems about being woke and standing up for ourselves and others. In this activity, you will have a choice to either write your own poem about being woke and standing up for others or provide your own illustration for one of the poems in the book.
Duration: 40-45 minutes (for staff: 5-minute pre-activity setup, 5-minute prep)