Originally created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, and adapted to Can’t Wait Wednesday by Tressa at Wishful Endings, Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on
Watch us Rise by Renée Watson & Ellen Hagan
Publication Date: February 12th, 2019
Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to start a Women’s Rights Club. They post everything online—poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine’s response to the racial macroaggressions she experiences—and soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by online trolls. When things escalate, the principal shuts the club down. Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices—and those of other young women—to be heard.
This book screams all things girl power. I love any book that has two women speak up about their passion and their rights. With everything that has happened this year, this book will definitely be a hit among readers of all age. It is so important that women know that their voices have value and should be heard. I look forward to exploring the highs and lows of Jasmine and Chelsea’s journey.
What’s your most anticipated book?