Alongside our Community Conversations on Race series, St. Mary’s County Library invites community members of all ages to join the Read Woke Challenge! Each month, October 2020 through May 2021, choose a book to match that month’s badge. You’ll read books by Hispanic-Americans, Women, Asian-Americans, LGBTQ+ authors, and more! Provided in partnership with Beanstack, the online platform we use for all our reading programs, and librarian Cicely Lewis, Read Woke is designed to challenge people to educate themselves about others through deliberate, thoughtful reading.
There are eight badges to earn. Each involves finding/reading a book by an underrepresented voice, or about an underrepresented/oppressed population, writing a little about what you learned, and then sharing what you learned with a friend.
Use the Beanstack Tracker app or the Beanstack website to register and log your activities! If you participated in Summer Reading, you already have a Beanstack account. Once you’re signed in, register for the Read Woke Challenge. The Challenge begins Monday, October 5 with the activity badge for Hispanic-American Voices. Complete the four activities to earn the badge. Each badge can be earned anytime within its month.