Resistance to Slavery
From Escape to Everyday Rebellion
From the Series American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books)
In addition to slave uprisings and escapes on the Underground Railroad, enslaved people also resisted their mistreatment through small acts in their everyday lives. Discover the many forms of resistance to slavery.
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.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Class, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Read Woke ™ Books|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|BISACS||JNF071000, JNF025180, JNF053140|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||W|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Page Plus™, Primary source quotations/images, Sidebars, Source notes, and eSource|
Author: Cicely Lewis
Cicely Lewis is a school librarian with a passion for creating lovers of reading. She was named the 2020 National Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal and Scholastic, a 2019 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and the 2019 National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Penguin Random House (PRH). In 2017, she started the Read Woke challenge in response to the shootings of young unarmed black people, the repeal of DACA, and the lack of diversity in young adult literature. A native of Mississippi, she currently resides in Georgia with her Anime loving husband, Michael and two rambunctious children, Tristan and Trinity. When she is not reading, you can find Cicely writing for her bi-monthly column in the School Library Journal where she shares her book recommendations.