Issues in Action (Read Woke ™ Books)

Investigate hard topics facing our society—from gun violence to immigration. Learn how problems developed and hear from underrepresented persons involved in these struggles. Reflection questions help readers challenge their perspectives, while an activism toolkit and a Read Woke reading list empower readers to make a difference.

Read Woke™ Books are created in partnership with Cicely Lewis, the Read Woke librarian. Inspired by a belief that knowledge is power, Read Woke Books seek to amplify the voices of people of the global majority (people who are of African, Arab, Asian, and Latin American descent and identify as not white), provide information about groups that have been disenfranchised, share perspectives of people who have been underrepresented or oppressed, challenge social norms and disrupt the status quo, and encourage readers to take action in their community.

Cover: Income Inequality and the Fight over Wealth Distribution
Cover: Gun Violence and the Fight for Public Safety
Cover: The Opioid Epidemic and the Addiction Crisis
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Gun Violence and the Fight for Public Safety New! Fall 2021
Immigration, Refugees, and the Fight for a Better Life New! Fall 2021
Income Inequality and the Fight over Wealth Distribution New! Fall 2021
Mass Incarceration, Black Men, and the Fight for Justice New! Fall 2021
The Opioid Epidemic and the Addiction Crisis New! Fall 2021
Use of Force and the Fight against Police Brutality New! Fall 2021
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2022
  • New! Spring 2022
  • New! Fall 2021
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Issues in Action (Read Woke ™ Books) — Hardcover Set New! Fall 2021
Hardcover $131.94, 6 titles
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2022
  • New! Spring 2022
  • New! Fall 2021

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Issues in Action (Read Woke ™ Books)

Investigate hard topics facing our society—from gun violence to immigration. Learn how problems developed and hear from underrepresented persons involved in these struggles. Reflection questions help readers challenge their perspectives, while an activism toolkit and a Read Woke reading… View →