SpineOut : February - March 2019
SSNEW BOOKS pine Out FEBRUARY / MARCH 2019 ABOUT THE BOOK Award-winning author Renée Watson teams up with poet Ellen Hagan in this YA feminist anthem about raising your voice. WATCH THE BOOK TRAILER! Watch Us Rise Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan Bloomsbury 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.