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Renée Watson

Biography

Renée Watson

Renée Watson is the acclaimed author of the teen novel, THIS SIDE OF HOME, and two picture books: HARLEM'S LITTLE BLACKBIRD and A PLACE WHERE HURRICANES HAPPEN, which was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Her middle grade novel, WHAT MAMMALEFT ME debuted as an ABA New Voices Pick. She lives in New York City.
www.reneewatson.net
@harlemportland (Instagram)

Renée Watson

Books by Renée Watson

by Renée Watson and Ellen Hagan - Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Friendship, Prejudice , Racism, Social Issues, Women’s Issues, Young Adult 13+

Jasmine and Chelsea are best friends on a mission. They're 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 their work online --- poems, essays, videos of Chelsea performing her poetry and Jasmine's response to the racial microaggressions she experiences --- and they go viral. But the club is also targeted by trolls. When things escalate in real life, the principal shuts the club down. Not willing to be silenced, Jasmine and Chelsea risk everything for their voices --- and those of other women --- to be heard.