“Woke,” according to Wikipedia, refers to a perceived awareness of issues concerning social justice and racial justice.
You may notice a lot of conversations about social inequality, racial inequity and more as those who are catching on and becoming more aware, or woke, are sharing their journeys in social media.
Capital Area District Libraries has joined the conversation.
CADL is encouraging the community to discover diverse books, with titles selected by its staff to reflect a wide variety of cultures, places and experiences promoting dignity and respect for all.
How do you participate?
Now through Oct. 31, children, teens and adults can sign up for CADL’s Read Woke Online Reading Challenge at cadl.org/woke. Participants can read titles in categories such as Social Injustice, Diverse Abilities, and Hispanic American Voices. There is also an opportunity to win prizes by completing three of the 10 categories.
CADL explained that Read Woke was started in a school library in Georgia three years ago by Cicely Lewis to encourage teens to not only read topical literature but to become involved in their communities. Now, the program has truly become a movement. Schools and libraries in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Norway are implementing this impactful program.
For information, visit cadl.org/woke.