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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 marchA 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

10 thoughts on “Hands Up

  1. says:

    So this book shows a little black girl growing up in America It has her raising her hands up for various things in her life Greeting the sun playing peek a boo getting dressed stretching to reach something on a shelf using the sink holding her hair back swinging on her mom and dad's arms raising hands in class reaching for the book on the high shelf going into fifth position in ballet riding a bike with hands in the air accepting help when she falls raising her hands at a concert in defense playing basketball raising a trophy in triumph giving high fivesThis all culminates with her being a teenager and raising her arms in protestTHE ENDTHE GOOD Love the positive warm family shown in this book Grandma doing Viv's hair mom and dad playing with her I like how it shows strong community I like how it shows different slices and ages of Viv's lifeTHE BADI'm not sure you can divorce the phrase Hands up from what is going on in BLM today and the phrase Hands up Don't shoot being so prevalent and scary right now I know what McDaniel is doing For many people the phrase hands up brings forward difficult emotions like anger sadness frustration and fear With this story I wanted to emphasize the ways I've experienced that phrase as part of my everyday life at home at play in church and at protests with young people leading the wayI understand what she's saying but I think it's hard for any adult to read this book to a child without a horrible sinking feeling in their stomach I know it was in mine The child won't know anything but as an adult it's pretty depressing Something to consider if you are going to be reading this to childrenTL;DR I'll leave it up to you to decide whether this book makes you depressed and if that's a consideration in reading it to children I couldn't stop thinking about the children I was reading to growing up and getting shot to death so the book wasn't worth that to me You could say Oh but that's good you felt that way People should feel terrified and then do things to change the world but I don't need help being terrified for both people now and future generations so this is just a little sprinkling of depression I'd rather not have Just my two cents

  2. says:

    Hands up What comes to mind when you hear those two words together? Sadly for me I think of apprehension and blue flashing lights and fear Breanna McDaniel’s Hands Up takes those words back This book uses and says “hands up” in happy or everyday ways With a timeline of events from baby to toddler to teen the words are paired up with peek a boo dancing unity and These beautiful pages bring the joy back into the words And puts the joy back in our hands“High fives all around hands up”From the first page to the last I loved this book The vivid purple opening pages wake you up The soft yellows and greens in the illustrations soothe and move the reader along Plus look at the joy on the cat’s face I love a book that inspires me to think about words and associations This book does that and Highly recommended

  3. says:

    This picture book is beautiful honest relevant thought provoking and sweet I am grateful it exists for children students and families everywhere #BlackJoy

  4. says:

    I love the idea of the book as outlined in the author's note at the end but the words and pictures that proceeded that statement just didn't click for me lying flat on the pageMy tags view spoiler not a graphic novel fiction children's literature picture books African Americans children family life community protests resistance black lives matter hide spoiler

  5. says:

    This book is STUNNING Beautiful energetic and joyful

  6. says:

    A delightful and beautifully crafted book that celebrates all the joyful ways to have your Hands Up This is a much needed reminder and counter story to the negative and usually less than nuanced single narrative of the phrase Hands Up

  7. says:

    This book THIS BOOK What a gorgeous story

  8. says:

    This book is as bright and beautiful as its author

  9. says:

    A positive portrayal of being told to put your hands up singing in church getting dressed fixing hair 5th position in ballet graceful like Ms Misty playing defense in basketball and high fives Last page shows everyone with hands up at a rally holding signs that say Black Lives Matter WaterLife and Ningun ser humano es ilegal Not many words on each page short and simple Would be great for reading to a group of children as they could put their hands up for each action Digital mixed media for the illustrations looks like boxy crayon ish drawings that are bold and simple This is perfect for social justice displays for the little ones

  10. says:

    Hands Up is learning growing and reaching It's praise it's perseverance it's love Wonderful colorful illustrations with a beautiful depiction of family achievement and self confidence This picture book has captured my heart and I can't wait to share it with everybody Audiences young and old will adore Hands Up