The Pierce twins teamed up with Chicago Public Schools and donated more than 800 books to over 26 schools across the city of Chicago. The girls gave both e-books to students, as majority of students are e-learning, and also gave collection of books to Booklist donations to two school libraries in need, Kipp One Academy and Nathan Hale Elementary in Chicago.



In this episode of the Defiant Ones Teen Podcast @defiantonesmag, we speak with world changing teen twin sisters The Pierce Twins who share their story of discovering systematic racism inside of their schools reading materials. The twins have since been working hard to fix this issue, taking action on a state level in which A bill is being introduced in Illinois named after the girls which if approved will implement diverse reading materials in all school curriculum. There is so much wise, and eye-opening knowledge shared in this episode, and I have no doubt that you will enjoy it! Learn more about who he is and garner the incredible wisdom they share Now.

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The twins, known as the Pierce Twins, recently discovered a book on their Catholic Summer School Assigned Reading List was a book previously Called “Ten Little N…….” The school, St. Dominic School, located in Chicago’s suburb of Bolingbrook, assigned the book “And Then There Were None, ” By Agatha Christie to its middle school 8th-grade kids over a month ago. A set of twins, who are the only African American students in the entire middle school, noticed upon researching the assignment, the original book title was “Ten Little N…….” Disgusted and insulted, the twins’ parents immediately reached out to the school principal for clarity. The assignment was for the students to create a video or book report of the assigned book. The principal notified other parents of the school and removed the book over a MONTH later after being made aware from the twin students. The principal never removed the book from the list until the media reported the story. Listen to the twins discuss how they turned a negative experience into a powerful and positive one.

We teamed up with Chicago Public Schools, Department of Academic Competitions and Chicago Debate’s Middle School debate students for an amazing event.

We were able to share our story and connect with 200 middle school students along with watching two middle schools debate our topic: “Fighting against racism and under-representation school’s reading curriculum.” The middle schoolers did an outstanding job. We awarded each debater a The Pierce Twins Ultimate Prize Pack along with donating our diverse middle school book collection to both schools. In addition, we provided every event participant with a copy of a book on our reading list: A Good Kind of Trouble by Lisa Marie Ramee.

We really enjoyed this event! We were so inspired by the debaters’ key points and everyone’s positive comments in the virtual chat room. THANK YOU for supporting us and our mission!!!

We had the privilege to be keynote speakers at the Chicago Public School’s Department of Academic Competitions 2nd annual HER Empowerment Summit is GIRL TALK: Class in Session on December 4, 2020. 

The purpose of this event is to empower young ladies in grades 11 and 12 to rise above gender and cultural norms as they continue their education, matriculate to their professional careers and through life. Some of the featured discussions included mental health, dating, peer relationships, financial literacy, social justice, and women’s and racial equality.

We shared our story with over 100 young women and discussed self advocacy along the power of owning your voice. It was so nice to see all of the uplifting comments in the chat room. Everyone was so kind and supportive. It was a great experience for us and we thank everyone who attended.