Watch Us Rise

Watch Us Rise

Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at 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 Jasmine and Chelsea are sick of the way women are treated even at their progressive NYC high school, so they decide to...

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Title:Watch Us Rise
Author:Renée Watson
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:Watch Us Rise
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

Watch Us Rise Reviews

  • Denise
    Oct 12, 2018
    I LOVED THIS BOOK! ...
  • Kelly
    Dec 19, 2018
    Jasmine is a fat black girl with a father who is dying of cancer. Chelsea is an average-sized white girl. They're best friends and both are ready to start a revolution in their social justice focused high school which, despite being conscious of many things, still falls into traps of s...
  • Audrey Laurey
    Feb 17, 2019
    Jasmine and Chelsea are entering their junior year at a Liberal Arts high school and are sick and tired of the conventionalized and overt discrimination they see at their school and decide to do something about it. By starting a club and blog to educate and inform the student body of e...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Mar 17, 2019
    It will surprise no one to hear that as a child and teenager, I was all about reading and writing. These interests (nay, passions) were in no way encouraged by my parents or my Catholic junior high/high school, so I always felt like these parts of me didn't "count," somehow. Which was ...
  • Stephanie
    Feb 12, 2019
    This book captures so perfectly that fierce vulnerability of smart teenage girls in their first head-on collisions with the injustices of the world. Sensitive, immersive, and so good. ...
  • Brandy Painter
    Apr 14, 2019
    I was super into the first 1/3 of this. I loved both Jasmine and Chelsea (though Chelsea is more abrasive, she is amazing and a fighter) along with their friends and families. The conflicts both at school and home were well executed and realistic. I just started to lose interest and fe...
  • Sahitya
    Feb 05, 2019
    Wow just wow !!! I knew from the blurb that this was going to be a very interesting book on intersectional feminism but the way it?s written in the form of poems, essays, quotes, art etc just blew me away. It made me think, rage, reflect, feel joy and also sadness. It?s been a grea...
  • Shoshana
    Jul 15, 2018
    I don't yet have coherent words for the experience of reading this book. So powerful and wonderful. ...
  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    Feb 12, 2019
    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,...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Feb 09, 2019
    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...
  • Kika
    Feb 22, 2019
    Closer to 1.5 stars. THIS BOOK WAS SO DISAPPOINTING. I have a lot to say about it, and my reaction is confounding and complex. But if I could summarize my experience in one phrase: it was friggin exhausting to read. Set in New York, the book jumps between two perspectives - Jasmine...
  • Cerys Weston (BrowsingForBooks)
    Feb 12, 2019
    Watch Us Rise is an insightful and empowering feminist novel about two friends, Jasmine and Chelsea, who set out to change the world with their art-activism. Watch Us Riseconfronts many conversations that too many forms of media are afraid to talk about; feminism, racism, sizeis...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    Nov 07, 2018
    I'm going to talk a little about the book, but mostly share some quotes. This book has a lot of blog posts, playlists, and poems.Warningfor death of a parent (cancer), racism, sexism, fat shaming, slut shaming, harassment. There may be more, but each of these things are cover...
  • Latanya (CraftyScribbles)
    Feb 22, 2019
    What a good starting point for young girls and women to decide what part they wish to play in our world. Jasmine and Chelsea, two New York City teens, living their truth by fighting sexism, racism, and other harmful aspects make the story, Watch Us Rise, written by Renee Watson and Ell...
  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Feb 02, 2019
    In three words: Thought-provoking, emotional, inspiring. Jasmine, Chelsea, and their friends attended a very progressive school, which was supposed to focus on social justice.Yet, there were social injustices being committed left and right on school grounds. Instead of giving up, Ja...
  • Kate (GirlReading)
    Apr 17, 2019
    This is exactly the kind of empowering, inspiring, powerful and moving book I wish I?d had in high school. I adored each and every moment. I loved the characters so much and hugely appreciated each facet of their individual narratives and personalities. I especially loved Jasm...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    Feb 16, 2019
    THIS WAS SO GOOD I WANT TO SCREAM ...
  • L A
    Feb 11, 2019
    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 tee...
  • Chelsea
    Dec 23, 2018
    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...
  • Dylan
    Nov 04, 2018
    5 stars. Absolutely amazing. One of the greatest takes on feminism - and more importantly, 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 Febru...
  • Rebecca McNutt
    Apr 08, 2019
    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 fund more mental health support for "climate...
  • Antonia
    Apr 21, 2019
    "Don't call me baby, ma, sexy. Do not rename me. You can't name what you do not own. You don't own my body. My body is not yours." This is one of those books that everyone seems to have rated either 5 stars or one star. And here I am, right in the middle. I totally get the critical ...
  • Angourie Rice
    Mar 25, 2019
    I LOVE THIS BOOK. 5 stars and on my favourites shelf. This is going to be a discussion book for The Community Library, so I won't give anything away here. Tune into the episode on the 22nd of April to hear my full thoughts! ...
  • Ashton
    Feb 20, 2019
    This book totally misses the mark. It is a shallow look into much deeper issues of current feminism. I was so disappointed ...
  • Pegi Ferrell
    Aug 04, 2018
    Wow. Powerful, thought-provoking. The themes and messages are timely and timeless. Great for book club. Perfect for parent-child book club! Amazing poetry. Can't wait to share! ...
  • kory.
    Feb 22, 2019
    I have liked books where a group of girls form a feminist group that aren't the most intersectional 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 narrativ...
  • Kelsie
    Feb 19, 2019
    Yeah... I didn?t love this. It had its good moments but overall it failed on a lot of levels. Chelsea was unbearable for 90% of the book, she was a feminist... that?s it. She was so one dimensional that I just could not be bothered to care about her. What made her so unbearable was...
  • Taryn (Taryn and Her Books)
    Nov 22, 2018
    Thank you SO much to the publisher for sending me an advance copy in exchange for an honest review! 3.5/5 I'm incredibly grateful that teens will have this book to read this year however I just wasn't the right target audience. A lot of the dialogue is a bit heavy-handed and at ...
  • Lost in Book Land
    Feb 19, 2019
    I am sooo excited to be talking about Watch Us Rise finally! I loved reading this book soo much like I can not even describe how much. I knew a little about what the book was about going into it but once I started this book I could not stop, I was hooked. SPOILERS AHEAD This book...
  • Ellie
    Mar 17, 2019
    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 anot...