Author: Alice Paul Tapper Illustrator: Marta Kissis
Age Range – 4 to 8
Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba
Raise Your Hand is a fantastic tale of empowerment for young girls. Alice Tapper was a fourth grader when she realized that the girls in her class weren’t participating as much as the boys. This upset her and she took action. With help from her Girl Scout troop and her parents, she came up with a patch that other girls could earn if they took a pledge to be more confident in school.
“To all the girls who have voices that need to be heard: be bold, be brave, and raise your hand.”
The patch caught on and girl scout troops across the country were taking the “raise your hand” pledge. The bright and expressive illustrations complement the story perfectly. I hope many young girls will have the opportunity to read this book and to RAISE THEIR HAND!
About the author:
Alice Paul Tapper is an eleven-year-old sixth-grade student and girl scout living in Washington, D.C. She lives with her mom, dad (CNN’s Jake Tapper), brother and two dogs, Winston and Clementine. This is her first book.
About the illustrator:
Marta Kissi is a London based illustrator originally from Warsaw. She studied BA Illustration & Animation at Kingston University and MA Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art. Her favorite part of being an illustrator is bringing stories to life by designing charming characters and the wonderful worlds they live in.
About the reviewer:
Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful products for all of us grandparents.
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