Hands Up! Book
Hands Up! Book
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Hands Up!

Written by Breanna J McDaniel and illustrated by Shane W. Evans

Published by Dial Books for Young Readers

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This triumphant picture book recasts a charged phrase as part of a black girl’s everyday life–hands up for a hug, hands up in class, hands up for a high five–before culminating in a moment of resistance at a protest march. A young black girl lifts her baby hands up to greet the sun, reaches her hands up for a book on a high shelf, and raises her hands up in praise at a church service. She stretches her hands up high like a plane’s wings and whizzes down a hill so fast on her bike with her hands way up. As she grows, she lives through everyday moments of joy, love, and sadness. And when she gets a little older, she joins together with her family and her community in a protest march, where they lift their hands up together in resistance and strength

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 32
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 22, 2019
  • ISBN: 0525552316
  • ISBN 13: 978-0525552314
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Shane W. Evans

Shane W. Evans is the illustrator of numerous award-winning books for children, including We March, Underground, Mixed Me!, and Chocolate Me! He lives with his family in Kansas City, Missouri, where he also runs an art and community events studio.

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