Join the SCCLD Read Woke Challenge
July 20th — September 30th
Available for all ages. Earn a digital badge for every book you read in each category.
“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
Discover diverse books, log activities, and READ WOKE.
To Complete the Challenge:
The only thing you need to do is read two READ WOKE books from the lists provided (or anything that challenges you to think about other people, other places, or situations new to you).
How Do I Sign Up?
Visit https://sccl.beanstack.org to sign up! If you already have an account from Summer Reading, you can use that. Once you're signed in, join the Read Woke From Home challenge and click the "Log Reading and Activities" button to start logging your Read Woke selections! Readers that complete the challenge by logging two Read Woke books will be entered into a prize drawing. All reading done for Read Woke count for our current Summer Reading and 1,000 Books Before Six programs as well.
Select a book from the many booklists addressing diversity & social issues. These booklists were all carefully created by our SCCLD librarians.