August 2020 Empower Student Voice

Books of the Month

Speak Up

By Miranda Paul; illustrated by Ebony Glenn (Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

On a busy school day, a diverse group of kids discover positive ways to make their many voices heard.

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From the Desk of Zoe Washington

By Janae Marks (Katherine Tegen Books)

Zoe has never met her incarcerated father, so when she gets a letter from him on her twelfth birthday, she secretly writes back and begins a quest to discover if he was, as he says, wrongly convicted.

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Say Her Name

by Zetta Elliott (Hachette)

A tribute to the strength, creativity, and resilience of Black girls and women, this collection of powerful poems is a protest march on paper, offering readers empowerment and encouragement to act when confronted with injustice.

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