What Does Your Protest Look Like? Protest With the Read Woke Movement

 In July, Past, Summer Camp, Webinar

Thursday, July 16th, 3:00pm CST

From the US to the UK, the “Read Woke” movement has sparked conversations about the lack of minority representation in YA literature. Discover how incorporating diverse stories and incentive-based learning during an era of DACA repeal, a Muslim ban, and the Black Lives Matter movement empowered students and created a culture of reading at one school. Cicely Lewis, the 2020 School Librarian of the Year and “The Read Woke Librarian,” will share tools to obtain community support and equip participants to lead change in their schools. Learn creative ways to decolonize your reading list and open up to more diverse texts. Lewis will share ways to protest from where you are and recognize that everyone has a role in the movement. Participants will leave inspired and ready to make a change.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who attend this webinar. A recording will be posted to Mackin.com for those who cannot participate in the live session.

Webinar Resources


Cicely Lewis

School Library Journal 2020 School Librarian of the Year
Librarian, Meadowcreek High School

Named the 2020 School 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 NCTE and Penguin Random House, Cicely Lewis is a school librarian with a passion for creating lovers of reading. In 2017, she started the Read Woke challenge in response to the shootings of young unarmed black boys, the repeal of DACA, and the lack of diversity in young adult literature. Her students were required to read books that challenge the social norm and give voice to the voiceless. Using this platform, she inspired the nation to Read Woke with educators across the world joining in and sharing the movement with their students. A native of Mississippi, she currently resides in Georgia with her Anime-loving husband, Michael, and two rambunctious children, Tristan and Trinity. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @cicelythegreat or check out her blog CicelytheGreat.