Fall 2021

Use of Force and the Fight against Police Brutality

From the Series Issues in Action (Read Woke ™ Books)

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

In the spring and summer of 2020, several high-profile cases put a renewed spotlight on law enforcement’s use of force in the United States, especially against Black people. Activist groups such as Black Lives Matter demanded accountability for police and justice for victims of police violence. Read about the history of police brutality in the US, the role of technology in police accountability, and community movements calling for changes to police training, equipment, and funding.

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.

Format Your Price
978-1-7284-2882-6
$21.99
978-1-7284-3139-0
$9.99
978-1-7284-3071-3
$32.99
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Nonfiction
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF030000, JNF043000, JNF053140
Dewey 363.2/32
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 1030
Guided Reading Level Z
ATOS Reading Level 6.1
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, Timeline, and eSource

Note: Accelerated Reader® values are estimates.

Author: Elliott Smith

Elliott Smith is a writer and editor based in Falls Church, Virginia.