Book: RISE UP!: HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY by Crystal M. Fleming
Release Date: October 19, 2021
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Numbered Pages: 176
Word Count: Approx. 64,000 words
Jacket Art: Hadil Mohammed
Jacket Design: Liz Dresner
Audiobook Run Time: 6 hours and 32 minutes (Unabridged)
Audiobook Narrator: Narrated by the author, Crystal M. Fleming
Themes/Subjects: White Supremacy, Slavery, Systemic Racism, Segregation, Criminal Justice, Racial Politics in Pop Culture and Sports, Advocacy
Triggers: White Supremacy: Violence – Slavery, Systemic Racism, Criminal Injustice, etc.
Why are white supremacists still openly marching in the United States? Why are undocumented children of color separated from their families and housed in cages? Where did racism come from? Why hasn’t it already disappeared? And what can young people do about it?
Rise Up! breaks down the origins of racial injustice and its continued impact today, connecting dots between the past and present. By including contemporary examples ripped from headlines and actionable ways young people can help create a more inclusive world, sociologist Crystal Fleming shares the knowledge and values that unite all antiracists: compassion, solidarity, respect, and courage in the face of adversity.
Find the Acknowledgements: End of Book (+ Notes and Index)
There are pop culture references to the movies; The Klansman, The Birth of a Nation, Black Panther, Stranger Things, The Simpsons, The Ridiculous Six, Crazy Rich Asians, The Problem with Apu, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, RACE: The Power of an Illusion, games; Madden NFL, NBA2K, Resident Evil 5, and sports; NFL and various athletes, NBA, WNBA, and various athletes, Jackie Robinson, Serena Williams, Marshall “Major” Taylor, Jack Johnson, Jesse Owens, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Dianne Durham, Wilma Rudolph, and many more.