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Featured Storytime with Breanna McDaniel

East City Bookshop welcomes Breanna McDaniel for a featured storytime. This event is free and open to the public. 

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.

Hands Up! Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525552314
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - January 22nd, 2019