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Rise Up and Write It

With Real Mail, Posters, and More!

by (author) Nandini Ahuja

illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Publisher
HarperCollins
Initial publish date
Jan 2021
Category
General, Politics & Government, Environment
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780063029590
    Publish Date
    Jan 2021
    List Price
    $21.00

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3

Description

Rise Up and Write It combines a celebration of civic engagement with the hands-on fun of real pull-out examples of activism tools and is sure to encourage young readers to want to get up and get involved.

The book comes complete with a pull-out letter to the mayor, a ready-to-sign petition, a community meeting poster, a protest sign—and more!

When Farah Patel realizes that the butterflies have disappeared from her neighborhood, she discovers that it’s likely because there aren’t enough flowers to attract them. She can’t help but think, “This isn’t right.”

Luckily enough, Grove Hills is looking for ideas on what to do with the empty lot next door. And Farah has the perfect one—make it into a community garden to bring back a little green to their block! But when Farah finds out that she isn’t the only one with a plan for the future of Grove Hills, she’ll have to turn to her community for help.

Open the six envelopes inside to follow along with the story Farah as she rises up and brings her neighborhood together.

About the authors

Nandini Ahuja is a social worker in New York City. She spends much of her time searching for the perfect doughnut and thinking about magic. Nandini lives with her husband in a cozy apartment, where they drink lots of coffee.

Nandini Ahuja's profile page

Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani Canadian character designer and the illustrator of over twenty books, including I Am Perfectly Designed by Karamo Brown, APALA honor book Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed, and her author/illustrator debut, That’s Not My Name! Some of her past clients include Netflix, Disney, Target, and Google. In her free time, Anoosha hosts a YouTube channel dedicated to free and accessible art and business education for aspiring illustrators. She lives in Toronto with her husband and cat.

Anoosha Syed's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"This interactive guide to activism and its endearing protagonist both burst with energy." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A general purchase recommendation for both library and classroom, [Rise Up and Write It] showcases a strong young female character who actively pursues positive change by developing her own strengths." — School Library Journal

"An important book that teaches about civic action. Readers will learn the different steps to make a difference." — Toronto Star

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