Parents' Guide to

Raise Your Hand

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Inspiring story of tween getting girls to speak up.

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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

steph curry

this is a very good educational book on how to raise your hand. you should try the new cereal made of rat tails

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age 18+

this equals death and destructuion

scary theese kids think that they should obey their teachers like dogs. we need to fight for freedom and end this stupid nonsense. we need to wax our feet with no help from dumb teachers. Zeke said that his teacher was being un safe and threatening him to raise his hands or else. do not buy unless you want your kids to be dumb

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This engaging story of a young girl coming up with a big idea to encourage girls to speak up has a positive, inspiring message. Raise Your Hand shows that even a kid can make a difference. And it shows Alice's thoughtful process. She doesn't judge others. She observes the behavior in herself first, tries to understand why she's afraid to raise her hand, and brings the issue up with her troop and troop leader to see if others agree it's an issue. Then she takes steps to implement her idea beyond her own troop.

This gentle lesson in activism is rooted in positive values and is illustrated with Marta Kissi's cheerful, cartoon-like illustrations of diverse kids in relatable situations in class and at play. It's also a call to action, as Alice says on the last page, "Now it's your turn. You can do it. Be bold and brave, and Raise Your Hand!"

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