Spring 2022

Resistance to Slavery

From Escape to Everyday Rebellion

From the Series American Slavery and the Fight for Freedom (Read Woke ™ Books)

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

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.

Format Your Price Add
978-1-7284-3906-8
$21.99
978-1-7284-4819-0
$9.99
978-1-7284-4430-7
$32.99
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
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF071000, JNF025180, JNF053140
Dewey 306.3/620973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 970
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.