Hands up! / Breanna J. McDaniel ; illustrated by Shane W. Evans.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: The Dial Press
ISBN: 0525552316 9780525552314 (hbk.) :
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.
32 pages : chiefly illustrations (colour) ; 28 cm
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