We Rise, We Resist, We Raise Our Voices

Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
Categories: Drama & Poetry, Poetry
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The foremost diverse children's authors and illustrators - including Jason Reynolds, Jacqueline Woodson, and Kwame Alexander - share answers to the question, "In this divisive world, what shall we tell our children?" in this powerful collection, published in partnership with Just Us Books.

Featuring poems, letters, personal essays, art, and other works from such industry leaders as Jacqueline Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming), Jason Reynolds (All American Boys), Kwame Alexander (The Crossover), Andrea Pippins (I Love My Hair), Sharon Draper (Out of My Mind), Rita Williams-Garcia (One Crazy Summer), Ellen Oh (co-founder of We Need Diverse Books), and more, this anthology empowers the nation's youth to listen, learn, and build a better tomorrow.

Audiobook Table of Contents:
Foreword by Ashley Bryan, read by Dominic Hoffman
Introduction by Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson, read by the authors
What Shall We Tell You? by Wade Hudson, read by the author
The Golden Rule by Carole Boston Weatherford, read by Soneela Nankani
A Thousand Winters by Kwame Alexander, read by Guy Lockard
We, the People by Rita Williams-Garcia, read by January LaVoy
Prayers of the Grandmothers by Sharon M. Draper, read by Adenrele Ojo
You Are Here. by Denise Lewis Patrick, read by N’Jameh Camara
Words Have Power by Ellen Oh, read by Jennifer Lim
Kindness Is a Choice by Jacqueline Woodson, read by Adenrele Ojo
To Find a Friend by Joseph Bruchac, read by Darrell Dennis
Get on Board, introduction read by Cheryl Willis Hudson, song performed by Paul Robeson (courtesy of Concord Music Group)
You Can Change the World by Bernette G. Ford, read by Bahni Turpin
Next by Lesa Cline-Randsome, read by January LaVoy
Drumbeat for Change by Kelly Starling Lyons, read by Bahni Turpin
The Art of Mindfulness by Evelyn Coleman, read by N’Jameh Camara
One Day Papí Drove Me to School by Tony Medina, read by Kyla Garcia
It Helps to Look at Old Front Page Headlines by Marilyn Nelson, read by Jennifer Lim
All Nations Are Neighbors and I Wonder by Margarita Engle, read by Kyla Garcia
When I Think of You by Sharon G. Flake, read by Bahni Turpin
a day of small things by Tonya Bolden, read by Adenrele Ojo
Dark-Brown Skin Is Beautiful by Eleanora E. Tate, read by Bahni Turpin
here is a poem of love and hope: by Arnold Adoff, read by Dominic Hoffman 

We’ve Got You by Pat Cummings, read by January LaVoy
How to Pass the Test by Hena Khan, read by Soneela Nankani
Where Are the Good People? by Tameka Fryer Brown, read by January LaVoy
You Can Do It by Jabari Asim, read by Sullivan Jones
And more!

©2018 Wade Hudson and Cheryl Willis Hudson (P)2018 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"A love song from children's literature's brightest stars to America's Indigenous children and children of color, encouraging them to be brave and kind." (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)

"Addressing complex topics with sensitivity and candor, this a necessary purchase for all libraries serving children." (School Library Journal, starred review)

"Wade and Cheryl Willis Hudson, founders of Just Us Books, offer this empowering anthology to counter today’s often-unsettling political climate for children of varying ethnicities, faiths, identities, and abilities" (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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