Spring 2022

El uso de la fuerza y la lucha contra la violencia policial (Use of Force and the Fight against Police Brutality)

From the Series Debates en marcha (Issues in Action) (Read Woke ™ Books en español)

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

En la primavera y el verano de 2020, tuvieron gran repercusión varios homicidios perpetrados por la policía, que generaron que la atención volviera a centrarse en la violencia policial en Estados Unidos, en particular contra las personas negras. Los grupos activistas como Black Lives Matter exigieron que la policía se responsabilice y pidieron justicia por las víctimas de la violencia policial. Lee sobre la historia de la violencia policial en Estados Unidos, la importancia que tiene la tecnología para determinar la responsabilidad de la policía y los movimientos de la comunidad que piden cambios en la capacitación policial, su equipamiento y los fondos que reciben.

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.

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978-1-7284-7433-5
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity, SEL: C Social Awareness, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2022
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand Read Woke ™ Books en español
Imprint ediciones Lerner
Language Spanish
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2022-04-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF030000, JNF053140, JNF043000
Dewey 363.20973
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 950
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Introductory note, Primary source quotations/images, Source notes, and Timeline

Author: Elliott Smith

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