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Hands Up!

Written by Breanna J McDaniel & illustrated by Shane W. Evans
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What's Hands Up! About

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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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Book Topics › family life
Children's Books About Family Life
Book Topics › African Americans
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Who Wrote Hands Up!

Who Illustrated Hands Up!

Shane W. Evans

Shane W. Evans loves to dream. First he dreamed of opening his own art studio. He did that in 2007. Shane’s books include We March; Olu’s Dream; and Underground: Finding the Light to Freedom, a 2012 Coretta Scott King Medalist. When he isn’t on the road, Shane dreams at home in Kansas City, MO. Visit him online at

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Shane W. Evans's Book Dedication

Thank God for the gift. I dedicate this book to my family and agape love...the love that covers us all.

Breanna J McDaniel's Book Dedication

Dear Momma, Bethani, and Trish: This first one is for you.

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Book Details

Publication Date:
January 22, 2019
Text Details:
Text set in Buenos Aires Trail
Illustration Details:
The art for this book is created digitally with mixed media
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