Hands Up! Book Release Party with Breanna J. McDaniel

Event date: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Join Charis in celebrating Atlanta author Breanna J. McDaniel's first book, Hands Up, a 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.

Breanna invites family, friends, and kids of all ages to join her in celebrating this exciting book and to hear a bit about how it came into being. Breanna will take questions and sign books. 

This is a Charis Circle Strong Families, Whole Children Program. The suggested donation is $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Event address: 
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
Hands Up! Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780525552314
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dial Books - January 22nd, 2019

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.