Saturday, 2:00 pm March 14, 2020
RSVP "Mahogany Browne’s Woke Book Fair"
Is our greatest power
When we stand together
We can speak against mistreatment”
This fair is a joyful celebration of Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne with Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood. Join us for a lively day of special readings, a poetry workshop, baby yoga, face painting, bookmark making, and an open mic for teens! Our bookstore will also feature a curated selection of books by Browne.
Special Guest Readers:
- Lindsay Young
- Shira Erlichman
- Isaac Fitzgerald
- Brooklyn Slam Team
- Christina Olivares
- Urban Word Youth
- T.L. McBeth
- Lauren Whitehead
- Tina Chang
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Mahogany L. Browne
Mahogany L. Browne
Mahogany L. Browne is a California-born, Brooklyn-based writer, organizer, mentor, and curator. She has published several books of poetry and facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country. She is an Agnes Gund, Cave Canem, AIR Serenbe, Poets House, Rauschenberg fellow, and the current artistic director of Urban Word NYC. Her previous books for young readers include Woke Baby and Black Girl Magic.
Woke: A Young Poet's Guide to Justice
By Mahogany L. Browne
Woke: A Young Poet’s Guide to Justice is a collection of poems to inspire kids to stay woke and become a new generation of activists. Historically poets have been on the forefront of social movements. Woke is a collection of poems by women that reflects the joy and passion in the fight for social justice, tackling topics from discrimination to empathy, and acceptance to speaking out. With Theodore Taylor’s bright, emotional art, and writing from Mahogany L. Browne, Elizabeth Acevedo and Olivia Gatwood, kids will be inspired to create their own art and poems to express how they see justice and injustice.
With a foreword by best-selling author Jason Reynolds.
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