Beauty Woke

by Nonieqa Ramos (Author) Paola Escobar (Illustrator)

Beauty Woke
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Beauty Woke is a powerful story of pride and community, told with bold lyricism and the heart of a fairy tale. Readers looking for a next-generation Sleeping Beauty will fall in love with the vivid art and lyrical text. For fans of Woke Baby and Dreamers.

Beauty is a Puerto Rican girl loved and admired by her family and community. At first, she's awake to their beauty, and her own--a proud Boricua of Taíno and African descent. But as she grows older, she sees how people who look like her are treated badly, and she forgets what makes her special. So her community bands together to help remind her of her beautiful heritage.

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Starred Review
This bold manifesto of cultural awareness reaches out to awaken the sleepwalkers among us.
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Guided Reading Level
Publication date
February 15, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
JUV014000 - Juvenile Fiction | Girls & Women
JUV039120 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Prejudice & Racism
JUV030040 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | Caribbean & Latin America
JUV011030 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | United States - Hispanic & Latino
JUV070000 - Juvenile Fiction | Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
Family life
Race relations
Racially mixed people

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