All August Picks

For Teen Readers

Say Her Name

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.

Related Teaching Resources

How can students voice their perspective on issues that matter to them? from the TeachingChannel

We Are The Radical Monarchs” film, discussion guide, and related reading from POV

Rhythm and Resistance: Teaching Poetry For Social Justice edited by Linda Christensen and Dyan Watson

“Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner on HBO

More Titles to Try

Black Girl Magic: A Poem by Mahogany L. Browne

This Is My America by Kim Johnson

Ink Knows No Borders: Poems of the Immigrant and Refugee Experience edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond

Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin compiled and edited by Philip Cushway and Michael Warr