Left Out of History (Read Woke ™ Books)

Have you ever considered what’s missing from history books? Explore the misunderstood and underexamined past in this engaging series. Compelling photographs and primary sources help bring previously buried history to light.

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: The Real History of the White House
Cover: The Real History of Juneteenth
Cover: The Real History of Thanksgiving
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The Real History of Angel Island Soon! Spring 2023
The Real History of Juneteenth Soon! Spring 2023
The Real History of Thanksgiving Soon! Spring 2023
The Real History of the Gold Rush Soon! Spring 2023
The Real History of the Transcontinental Railroad Soon! Spring 2023
The Real History of the White House Soon! Spring 2023
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  • Soon! Spring 2023
  • New! Fall 2022
  • New! Spring 2022