Watch Us Rise

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    Hardcover ë Watch Us Rise Kindle Î Watch Us PDF \ 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Watch Us Rise
  • Renée Watson
  • English
  • 05 November 2019
  • 154760008X

About the Author: Renée Watson

Hardcover ë Watch Us Rise Kindle Î Watch Us PDF \ watch mobile, rise download, Watch Us ebok, Watch Us RiseWatch Us Rise PDF/EPUBRen e Watson is the author of the children s picture book, A Watch Us PDF \ Place Where Hurricanes Happen Random House, June , which was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams Her middle grade novel, What Momma Left Me debuted as the New Voice for in middle grade fiction by The Independent Children s Booksellers AssociationRen e s one woman show, Roses are Red, Women are Blue, debuted at New York City s Lincoln Center at a showcase for emerging artists Her poetry and articles have been published in Rethinking Schools, Theatre of the Mind and With Hearts AblazeWhen Ren e is not writing and performing, she is teaching Ren e has worked in public schools and community organizations as an artist in residence for several years, teaching poetry, fiction, and theater in Oregon, Louisiana, and New York City She also facilitates professional development workshops for teachers and artistsOne of Ren e s passions is using the arts to help youth cope with trauma She has facilitated poetry and theatre workshops with young girls coping with sexual and physical abuse, children who have witnessed violence, children coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and children who relocated to New York City after the earthquake in Haiti Ren e graduated from The New School, where she studied Creative Writing and earned a certificate in Drama TherapyRen e currently lives in New York City.


Watch Us RiseHardcover ë Watch Us Rise Kindle Î Watch Us PDF \ watch mobile, rise download, Watch Us ebok, Watch Us RiseWatch Us Rise PDF/EPUBJasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at Watch Us PDF \ 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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10 thoughts on “Watch Us Rise

  1. Lala BooksandLala says:

    THIS WAS SO GOOD I WANT TO SCREAM

  2. Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) says:

    Y all, this book was SO FUCKING GOOD Going into it I was worried it was going to take me a long time to read because it s def not a short book, but I absolutely FLEW through it and fell head over heels for Jasmine Chelsea s friendship This is the perfect book for someone who is somewhat new to feminism and wants to read something that will gradually ease them into it This was so compelling and well written and I JUST LOVED IT A LOT OKAY YOU NEED TO READ IT ALSO the reason I m rating this 4 Y all, this book was SO FUCKING GOOD Going into it I was worried it was going to take me a long time to read because it s def not a short book, but I absolutely FLEW through it and fell head over heels for Jasmine Chelsea s friendship This is the perfect book for someone who is somewhat new to feminism and wants to read something that will gradually ease them into it This was so compelling and well written and I JUST LOVED IT A LOT OKAY YOU NEED TO READ IT ALSO the reason I m rating this 4 and not 5 stars is because I m not really a fan of poetry and this has A LOT of that in it I enjoyed the themes of the poems, but I d be lying if I said that I didn t struggle connecting to them So, 4 stars TW death of a parent, fatphobia, blatant racism

  3. kory. says:

    I have liked books where a group of girls form a feminist group that aren t the most inclusive or nuanced Moxie and the Nowhere Girls , but this one isn t one of them.Queerness and disability are never acknowledged, there are so many ignorant and decidedly unfeminist narratives, and the overall feminism portrayed is shallow as fuck and comes off as whiny teen girls always looking for a fight cough Chelsea cough Despite the girls being told that they need to stop thinking only of themselv I have liked books where a group of girls form a feminist group that aren t the most inclusive or nuanced Moxie and the Nowhere Girls , but this one isn t one of them.Queerness and disability are never acknowledged, there are so many ignorant and decidedly unfeminist narratives, and the overall feminism portrayed is shallow as fuck and comes off as whiny teen girls always looking for a fight cough Chelsea cough Despite the girls being told that they need to stop thinking only of themselves and start being inclusive, they end the book still not having learned a single thing or including narratives in their feminism that are inclusive of ALL womEn.Content trigger warnings sexism, racism, anti Blackness, cultural appropriation, death of parent to cancer, aromisic rhetoric, fat antagonism, ableist language slurs, anti native rhetoric, sexual harassment assault, TERF rhetoric, queer erasure,Rep Jasmine is fat and black Nadine is Japanese and Lebanese Isaac is Puerto Rican Chelsea is white and annoying.This book maybe would have benefited from not having Chelsea s POV Or her character at all She s the worst And kind of the main focus of this review lmao.She judges women who cook, because gender stereotypes , never mind the fact that women are fully capable of choosing to cook because they genuinely want to She accuses her teacher of falling into gender stereotypes by cooking for her husband and her teacher is like, uh Chelsea, I like cooking and I have a wife You have some things to learn, huh She preaches about how girls should focus on their brains and education and go into fields that they re kept from, while not doing so herself with the reason of it s not because I m a girl, I m just not interested , but she can t seem to wrap her mind around girls liking makeup and clothes and cooking and cleaning because they genuinely like those things, not because they ve been forced or manipulated into liking them, and that they should be able to like those things without some child giving them a feminist lecture to enlighten them.She goes on a rant about how she never saw herself an abled, average sized, non queer, white girl in Disney princesses, because none of them had her frizzy hair, and that s why diversity is needed I mean..the sheer caucasity of that She laughs off the idea of guys needing feminist narratives, too, because they already get all the positivity completely ignorant to the harmful rhetoric that gets spewed at guys, too She tells a guy to not call her crazy because it s a way men silence women , with zero mention of it being ableist, as if ableism isn t intrinsically tied into men being able to use that word to silence women She makes a comment about wanting a burger and fries, not girly food, which coming from Miss Feminism seems like a fucked up thing to say, assigning gender to food She claims she s doing everything possible in the name of women s right and like..girl you haven t even scratched the surface The world does not begin and end with your two person club at your school.She says that stereotypes are all fake, aren t real And while I agree with her about them being a way to lump people together and create bias about a whole group , I also believe that stereotypes often come from people who aren t in a group taking a trait or behavior they see in someone of that group and blowing it up into a caricature to twist it into something false or bad that is supposed to represent that entire group in a negative light There are people who do fit stereotypes to an extent, because stereotypes come from somewhere That doesn t make them any less bad or harmful or offensive.She has a ridiculous can I be feminist and xyz passage titled top 10 feminism questions , and like..I get that first timers might question if they can be feminist while wearing makeup or liking clothes or wanting to look nice or liking a boy or being shy or not always being on or being friends with people who aren t as passionate as you or whatever else, but we start the book with Chelsea being or rather, acting like Miss Super Feminism, so why near the end of the book is she pondering such basic questions about if she be feminist and do things that have nothing to do with being a feminist She is the only one in the book to use the word womanist , and claims her womanist blog is one of the few things she s good at and it just..womanism is about Black women, so why is the white girl the only character in the book using it The fuck does she know about womanism More on this in a bit She and her sister mock to use of woke which is AAVE, so white people being contemptuous about it, saying that they hate the term and think people only use it to look like they re progressive when they aren t, is anti Black as fuck SHE ALSO IS SUDDENLY ADAMANT AT THE END OF THE BOOK THAT WOMYN IS THE PREFERRED TERM, WHEN THAT IS LITERALLY A TERF TERM, Y ALL FUCKING TERFS.She very much feels like she prefers bragging about how much she knows about feminism and fighting with people about it When her mother doesn t argue with her, she keeps going to get a reaction When she brags about celebrating not only Christmas, but also Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, she recite basic Wikipedia level information about them and says boom In your face to her sister who asked what she knew about those holidays She clearly caresabout appearing knowledgeable and enlightened, than the actual holidays and cultures.Other Notes There s a moment where Jasmine is being sexually harassed by a creep on the bus and a woman tells her to come sit by her, and instead of being grateful for the escape from the creepy man, she gets mad about how the woman told her to move instead of telling the guy to shut up How can she expect a woman she doesn t know to confront a strange, creepy man who potentially could ve become violent Not everything is about a fight or confrontation or call out, especially when your safety isn t guaranteed I mean, the woman helped her in a way that was safe for both of them, and Jasmine had the nerve to be mad about it Ridiculous.It s all so women shouldn t be doing this thing, they should be doing that thing and it s okay for me to say so because I m a woman telling other women to do things men have told us we shouldn t , but it should be women should do whatever the fuck they want point blank, period.Womanism, SayHerName, and ImWithHer are used in this book for no reason, because the meaning of those things are not represented or addressed Womanism is about Black women, but the term is only claimed by the white girl who seems to think it s just an alternative term for feminism SayHerName is about Black women who are victims of police brutality anti Black violence, and ImWithHer is about supporting Hillary Clinton, both of which are never talked about in the book, yet it s specifically mentioned that people have signs with those hashtags at the walk out at the end of the book It feels very much like random terms and hashtags were just thrown in either because people know them or to coopt them to mean something that is actually relevant to the book I m surprised MeToo didn t make it in there.The feminist club is honestly a joke It s literally two girls posting poetry on a blog, selling shirts, and throwing scraps of paper around the school Two girls They don t branch out to invitepeople until the end when their club is shut down And even then, the narrative does not change to becomeinclusive I find it hard to believe that their club was so influential when not a single person moved to join the club, or asked to be included, or anything I just don t buy that a white teen girl and a fat Black teen girl with basic, barely there knowledge of feminism could offer such life changing takes on feminism Jasmine s POV is without a doubt the best, because she touches on racism and fat antagonism and offers a perspective that little miss privilege can t, but it doesn t amount to much in the overall feminism presented in the book.While reading I was thinking I d maybe give this three or two stars, but now, I believe I have my second 1 star nope nope nope book of the year

  4. Rebecca McNutt says:

    Oh good lord good lord.Having just wrapped up my third final exam at my super liberal liberal arts university the university which has a student union wanting to ban meat from the school so as not to offend vegans, and which wants to fundmental health support for climate change anxiety , don t even get me started on that garbage , heading closer to my brief April break before summer courses start up, the last thing I wanted was to be shoved back into social justice warrior culture in Oh good lord good lord.Having just wrapped up my third final exam at my super liberal liberal arts university the university which has a student union wanting to ban meat from the school so as not to offend vegans, and which wants to fundmental health support for climate change anxiety , don t even get me started on that garbage , heading closer to my brief April break before summer courses start up, the last thing I wanted was to be shoved back into social justice warrior culture in fiction, a realm I like to escape to between studies Watch Us Rise has got it bad REALLY bad Mind you, I actually liked Jasmine as a character she s muchlevel headed and likeable than her whiny new wave feminist, lame poetry spouting pal Chelsea, who seems to just be a dumb kid in that awkward teenage phase of finding themselves I found that Jasmine s frustration and problems were muchvalid, and had the book toned down the heavy handed liberalism and focusedon Jasmine as a protagonist, I would have liked the book a lot better Her annoyance with the attitude she gets towards her weight and her race, as well as her own personal family struggle with a horrible illness affecting a loved one, feel genuine and real, and are problems many young readers today face Chelsea uh, where do I begin with her She was overdramatic, shallow, judgmental and so into her cause that she came across as some kind of dictator Jasmine can at times appear this way too, but not in quite the same preachy, annoying way Having a parent with cancer on top of feeling angry and sick of cruel prejudice at her expense, her attempt to raise awareness and make a difference is actually somewhat admirable but all too often overshadowed.The author s heavy handed political agenda just didn t do anything for me, nor did the dry prose and unoriginal plot While not the worst book I ve ever read, it reads like a satire on millennial feminism and I don t think Watson really understands what feminism or women s empowerment is truly all about I did love the New York setting, but Watch Us Rise just wasn t for me at all

  5. Nenia ⚔️ Queen of Villainy ⚔️ Campbell says:

    Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest WATCH US RISE is a young adult book that explores feminism and intersectionality in a way that breaks down core concepts and key figures for younger readers Jasmine is a black, plus sized young woman who is interested in poetry and theater Chelsea is a thin, white feminist who also likes poetry and wants to be an activist When the two of them start chafing in their clubs at their liberal arts high school due to their ideals and perso Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest WATCH US RISE is a young adult book that explores feminism and intersectionality in a way that breaks down core concepts and key figures for younger readers Jasmine is a black, plus sized young woman who is interested in poetry and theater Chelsea is a thin, white feminist who also likes poetry and wants to be an activist When the two of them start chafing in their clubs at their liberal arts high school due to their ideals and personal philosophies, they decide to start their own club a club for feminists, replete with a blog where they can speak out about injustice, inspiration, and calls to action.There was so much about this book that was great, and there were a few things that weren t First, I want to focus on what was great WATCH US RISE really deep dives into feminism, highlighting problems that women face everyday, overtly and covertly Whether it s the lack of plus sized options in a clothing store, or an authority figure brushing off a sexual harassment claim with that hated wordallegedlyWatson and Hagan bring up a lot of issues that teenage girls face on the regular.Jasmine was an especially lovely character I respected her so much In addition to starting the club, she s also spending so much energy on her father, who is dying of cancer She had great comments about blackness, black stereotypes, being a bigger girl in a society that caters to and promotes the visibility of smaller women, and all sorts of other things that were very important I also liked that she wasn t afraid to call her friend, Chelsea, out on her hypocrisy when Chelsea is constantly dragging her to small size clothing stores and then forgetting to order plus sizes when they make their club t shirts and saying that oh well, Jasmine can just wear a men s shirt It was so refreshing to see Chelsea get told off, and a perfect example of not letting your friends get away with toxic behavior.Which leads me to my biggest gripe with this book Chelsea Chelsea is the epitome of everything that is wrong with white feminism if it s not a T shirt slogan or an internet hashtag, she has no interest in it One of the key moments that really made me not like her is when she s saying that they need a social justice club, in the very beginning, and Jasmine tells her that there is one It s called Justice By the Numbers, or something like that, and it uses statistics and data to break down things like redlining and food desert Chelsea has no interest because she doesn t like math, she wants people to listen to her, to speak up and be heard As a white ally to people of color, it s really important not to co opt the stories of the people you re trying to help, and I was disgusted when Chelsea wrote a poem inspired by a Harlem museum and then a kwansaba for Jasmine, her black friend That, for me, almost bordered on cultural appropriation Everything was about her.She s also a hypocrite in other ways Despite all her feminist rhetoric about calling men out and not putting down other women, she gets involved with a guy who has a girlfriend I found that really disgusting Just goes to show the power of cognitive dissonance, I guess, that someone could talk the talk and still drag their heels when it comes to walking the walk.Towards the end, she also refers to herself as a womyn, an alternative spelling of women to remove the word men it is a word rooted in trans exclusionary radical feminism TERF There are feminists who actively work to keep non biological women out of women s spaces, who still consider trans women as men and exclude them from the movement, and the term womyn is sometimes associated with people who think that way That seemed like a poor oversight, a mistake that someone might make who wasn t very familiar with feminism or its roots, and combined with Chelsea s rather off putting angry Tumblr feminist attitude, she ended up soundinglike a gross stereotype from a misogynistic Reddit thread, and less like, you know, an aspirational figure.I know I came down hard on this book, but I think it s important to be critical even about books that you liked And I did like this book a lot I finished it in a single day, and apart from some of the poetry and most of the parts about Chelsea, I thought WATCH US RISE had a mostly good message Feminism is important, and not all feminists practice their feminism the same or with equal good faith Jasmine and Chelsea both come from very different walks of life, and even though privilege and white feminism aren t really discussed as much as they should have been, I get why maybe the authors didn t want to come across as too heavy handed and therefore didn t give Chelsea the serious dressing down that she deserved But for young girls who might be new to feminism and have questions about how to start their own movements, WATCH US RISE may prove an invaluable resource Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review3.5 stars

  6. Chelsea says:

    hot take books like this make feminism look like a complete joke.I talked about his book during my worst books of the year video starting at 17 30 while I wish I could have liked this book, I completely stand by the fact that while this book had good intentions, its portrayal of social justice issues is so tone deaf that the events of the story arehilarious than empowering.video link hot take books like this make feminism look like a complete joke.I talked about his book during my worst books of the year video starting at 17 30 while I wish I could have liked this book, I completely stand by the fact that while this book had good intentions, its portrayal of social justice issues is so tone deaf that the events of the story arehilarious than empowering.video link

  7. L A says:

    Thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy.I m going against the tide of other reviews here but this book was just too much It almost reads as a parody of social justice discourse The novel follows the stories of Chelsea and Jasmine, two intersectional teenage feminists living in New York City These two young women must exist in a state of constant mental exhaustion as they find issue with almost every single thing in the world around them At their school every student ha Thanks to Bloomsbury and NetGalley for the Advance Review Copy.I m going against the tide of other reviews here but this book was just too much It almost reads as a parody of social justice discourse The novel follows the stories of Chelsea and Jasmine, two intersectional teenage feminists living in New York City These two young women must exist in a state of constant mental exhaustion as they find issue with almost every single thing in the world around them At their school every student has to join a social justice club and even the Science class is officially the Science of Social Justice I m no expert on the American education system but I m guessing that public schools are bound to some kind of local or State standards Not this school Forget Covalent Bonds or the Theory of Relativity, they are going to study the Use of Human Subjects in Medical Research and Climate Change and Racism instead Good luck on the SATs I guess.The villain is a pretty white girl The issues are shoehorned in with all the subtlety of a 6ft tall Peacock playing the Tuba It s simply too much for one book to try and cover this many issues without it coming across as unrealistic and frankly absurd I actually felt drained reading this book As a proud intersectional feminist who cares passionately about equity and social justice I didn t feel inspired, I felt like these important issues ended up as a bit of a joke The poetry was quite good though Really sorry, just not for me

  8. Ellie M says:

    Jasmine gets 4 stars Chelsea gets 1, so I take one off I take another off because of the fake outrage.I love Watson s previous book, Piecing Me Together But listen I waited for MONTHS for this book to come out When it finally did, I put a hold on it at my library and waited another month for it to come in.And this is what I get A caricature of fake outrage who manages to find something sexist about EVERYTHING This is why feminists aren t taken seriously I could go on and on about the Jasmine gets 4 stars Chelsea gets 1, so I take one off I take another off because of the fake outrage.I love Watson s previous book, Piecing Me Together But listen I waited for MONTHS for this book to come out When it finally did, I put a hold on it at my library and waited another month for it to come in.And this is what I get A caricature of fake outrage who manages to find something sexist about EVERYTHING This is why feminists aren t taken seriously I could go on and on about the over the top activist trope is problematic, but I don t want to waste your time Since I originally wrote this review, I ve seen tropes like this in other contemporary YA books Our Wayward Fate, The Survival List and A Tale of Two Besties that feel like the author based it entirely on stereotypes and doesn t know what actual feminism is So I ll start with this Things Chelsea gets LEGITIMATELY mad about and most were in her first chapter The word woman having the word man in it She uses womyn which is not only obnoxious but used by TERFs The word man isn t a cause to fight against It s a WORD Fake outrage.Lip glosses named Pure Doll and Divalicious She calls these examples of the patriarchy I myself am a feminist but seriously if I had a dollar for every time she called something patriarchy I could buy out a bookstore.Blush called color me perfect Really Football Not the athletes but the ACTUAL GAME I lost respect for her in the second chapter Nothing Chelsea fought for, except for the scene where she tried to report being groped, was anything other than a nonissue The very idea of a woman cooking or liking feminine things set her off Then there s the scene adding to the womyn thing where all the girls and women are participating in a walkout, and Chelsea s math teacher calls them ladies What happens next and I kid you not, this is an ACTUAL quote from the book, not a Tumblr user s fake story from 2015 You know, ladies is old fashioned, Mr Smith I like to use womyn, spelled W O M Y N, so I don t have to include the word man I smile, and a few of the other girls clap Seriously Who would CLAP for that This sounds like it s taken right out of one of those r thathappened stories that ends in and everyone clapped Nobody is going to clap at your ridiculousness Chelsea is also somewhat misogynistic herself, writing an entire blog post about why the concept of princesses is problematic and she doesn t see herself in them when she s an average straight white girl Seriously Um, no She guilts people for liking princesses and anything girly , makes everyone think they re un feminist and enforcing gender stereotypes for liking dresses, cooking, makeup, ANYTHING Ugh She doesn t just criticize the role of the princess, but when she sees people dressed as princesses on HALLOWEEN, she calls them sexist and offensive OVER AND OVER AGAIN She says this about CHILDREN for liking princess costumes How did any of this get past editors without someone saying, Uhhh, liking something feminine isn t any kind of sexism nor does it mean that the girl is being forced into it I think shaming girls for liking feminine things by their own free will actually promotes misogyny and will never, ever fight it Why can t girls be empowered, strong princesses Kicking ass while wearing bright red lipstick and a dress We get it, Chelsea, you re not like other girls Have you ever thought that when a girl likes something traditionally girlyit s not because she s forced to, but she GENUINELY LIKES IT I grew up on princess movies and constantly played dress up Even now, I love makeup and dressing up for school dances I love making myself look nice, I love the art aspect of makeup, I love the way princesses caricatures are changing in movies and they re portrayed as self confident and independent I loved the color pink I wore dresses everywhere Nobody FORCED me to do any of those things I chose to because I WANTED to Same thing with bras I wear them because they make thingscomfortable Not because men told me to.And in another instance, when her teacher mentions she has to go home and cook, Chelsea goes on a rant about how just because she wants to cook, this teacher is enforcing gender stereotypes So you can t be a feminist if you cook She also assumes this teacher is straight, and when the teacher tells Chelsea she s married to a woman and Chelsea still has a ways to go, she treats it like some kind of attack People who don t hold themselves accountable for their mistakes and don t acknowledge their mistakes are the opposite of progressive.Not to mention when buying shirts to sell, she doesn t even bother to order a plus sized one for her BEST FRIEND.Not to mention the scene where Chelsea tells her friends she celebrates Hanukkah and Kwanzaa as well as Christmas, she says this smiling and very proud of myself What do you want A medal And what personality traits does Chelsea even have besides being a feminist None She just acts like she s the best feminist, but she s really not Her beliefs and constantly calling things sexist and her purposely obnoxious use of big words to try to sound smart is the caricature of feminists anti feminists make up to make feminists look like a joke Jasmine, however, was my favorite She talked about real issues she faced and informed her blog readers of influential lesser known feminists She was the kind of girl I like to read about view spoiler But when her dad died, we didn t even see how she dealt with it Instead, we had Chelsea describe the funeral, speak for Jasmine, and take up 2 or 3 straight chapters, and then Jasmine is basically over it weeks later.But Chelsea ruined it I thought this would be like my past favorite feminist books Nowhere Girls and Moxie, which talk about intersectionality, rape culture, etc issues women actually face, not skinny jeans being called skinny jeans Seriously, Chelsea They re called skinny because they fit tight This was her most embarrassing thought yet I m not going to discredit the good messages within the book, shared by Leidy, Jasmine and other characters, but it was hard to see them when another character labeled all girly things as anti feminist hide spoiler

  9. Dylan says:

    5 stars.Absolutely amazing One of the greatest takes on feminism andimportantly, intersectional feminism that I ve seen in a very long time WATCH US RISE has amazing characters, writing, pacing, message, and so much power I cannot wait for this to come out next February because I am sure that this will change the YA book community.

  10. destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries] says:

    You know how, sometimes, you can tell almost immediately that a writing style isn t going to work for you Yeah sigh. That was me with this book I disliked the narrative voice from literally the first page, and a few chapters in, it hadn t gotten any less frustrating It s not bad, it s just extremely heavy handed, if that makes sense It feels like the authors tried to hold the readers hands through every step of the messages about intersectionality, diversity, and feminism, which is great You know how, sometimes, you can tell almost immediately that a writing style isn t going to work for you Yeah sigh. That was me with this book I disliked the narrative voice from literally the first page, and a few chapters in, it hadn t gotten any less frustrating It s not bad, it s just extremely heavy handed, if that makes sense It feels like the authors tried to hold the readers hands through every step of the messages about intersectionality, diversity, and feminism, which is great for a young reader or someone who s new to intersectional feminism and to equitable treatment There is absolutely nothing wrong with this book or how it s written, it just didn t work at all for me, an adult who is already familiar with the topics being covered within this story.Will I recommend this book to younger readers Absolutely Do I have any desire to finish reading it myself sadly, no Thank you so much to the publisher for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review