Watch Us Rise

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 20 Feb 2019

Member Reviews

Watch Us Rise is a wonderful tale of two friends finding their voices and speaking out about the injustices they see in their progressive high school. The story is told through the perspectives of Chelsea, a white poet who pines after the star basketball player, and her best friend Jasmine, who is a black, overweight actress tired of the stereotypical roles people her race and size always face. Together they create Write Like a Girl, a blog where they share their ideas about feminism, the patriarchy, and the world around them. As they seek to make real change in their community, they must figure out how use their voices without also getting in real trouble and losing their blog. My only issue with the book is the development of the secondary characters and the resolution of the minor conflicts.
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