Watch Us Rise - Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan

Event date: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission--they're 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 their work online--poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry, and Jasmine's response to the racial microaggressions she experiences--and soon they go viral. But with such positive support, the club is also targeted by trolls. When things escalate in real life, the principal shuts the club down. Not willing to be silenced, Jasmine and Chelsea will risk everything for their voices--and those of other young women--to be heard. 

These two dynamic, creative young women stand up and speak out in a novel that features their compelling art and poetry along with powerful personal journeys that will inspire readers and budding poets, feminists, and activists.


We're also thrilled to be hosting members of Boston GLOW who will be discussing the organizations impact and the importance of young women building community and becoming leaders. Boston GLOW supports women of all ages and provides them with opportunities to become active world citizens. GLOW stands for Girls Leadership and Organized Women.


Join us for a book discussion, signing, and free pizza!

Event address: 
79 Leonard St
Belmont, MA 02478
Ticketed Event: 
Watch Us Rise By Renée Watson, Ellen Hagan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781547600083
Availability: Available from Warehouse (minimum 2 days delivery time)
Published: Bloomsbury YA - February 12th, 2019

"This stunning book is the story I've been waiting for my whole life; where girls rise up to claim their space with joy and power.” --Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of Speak