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Online Event: Mahogany L. Browne and Jason Reynolds on Woke: A Young Poet's Call to Justice


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Thursday, 4:00 pm EDT May 21, 2020

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“Our voice
Is our greatest power
When we stand together
We can speak against mistreatment…”

Mahogany L. Browne’s Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice, published by Roaring Brook Press, is an outstanding collection of poetry that inspires young activists to raise their voices!

Bestselling writer Jason Reynolds, who wrote the foreword to Woke, will speak to Mahogany about poetry as an impetus for collective action and why she believes young people are the key to a future built on strength, compassion, and community.

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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.


    Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds

    Jason Reynolds is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, a Newbery Award Honoree, a Printz Award Honoree, a two-time National Book Award finalist, a Kirkus Award winner, a two-time Walter Dean Myers Award winner, an NAACP Image Award Winner, and the recipient of multiple Coretta Scott King honors. Reynolds is also the 2020–2021 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. His many books include When I Was the Greatest, The Boy in the Black Suit, All American Boys (cowritten with Brendan Kiely), As Brave as You, For Every One, the Track series (Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and Lu), Look Both Ways, and Long Way Down, which received a Newbery Honor, a Printz Honor, and a Coretta Scott King Honor. He lives in Washington, DC. You can find his ramblings at