Meadowcreek media center specialist challenges students to “Read Woke”

Cicely Lewis couldn’t keep coming to work, business as usual, without making an effort to civically engage Meadowcreek High School students.

In September of 2018, Lewis was affected by stories of police shooting unarmed black men, the repeal of the DACA and what she feels is a lack of diversity in young adult literature. Lewis challenged her students to “Read Woke” by delving into books about protagonists challenging the status quo or bringing a voice to society’s margins.