Can’t Wait Wednesday – WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in for over a year now, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll just be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan.  The cover for this book caught my eye immediately but I was really hooked once I read the synopsis.  It sounds like it’s going to be such a powerful and timely read.  I love the idea of these young women risking so much to make sure their voices and the voices of other young women are heard.


WATCH US RISE by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan

Publication Date:  February 12, 2019



From Goodreads

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.



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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

26 replies
  1. Jennifer Tar Heel Reader
    Jennifer Tar Heel Reader says:

    I’m definitely intrigued by this book, Suzanne. I love the voices I’ve been hearing from young people today (and I feel very weird typing that because I don’t know when I started using that phrase and stopped being a young person. 😂)

  2. Lindsi
    Lindsi says:

    I haven’t heard of this one, but I just added it to my TBR! I love the idea of young women fighting for their voices. It’s sad that in this day and age, women are still treated as lesser beings. We’re still not treated equally despite all the progress we’ve made. Thanks for sharing this one!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

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