Rise Up and Write It: With Real Mail, Posters, and More! (Hardcover)

Rise Up and Write It: With Real Mail, Posters, and More! By Nandini Ahuja, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator) Cover Image

Rise Up and Write It: With Real Mail, Posters, and More! (Hardcover)

By Nandini Ahuja, Anoosha Syed (Illustrator)


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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.

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. 

Anoosha Syed is a Pakistani-Canadian illustrator who has worked on over twenty picture books. She is also a character designer for animation and her past clients include Google, Netflix, and Disney Jr. Anoosha has a passion for creating charming characters with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Visit her at www.anooshasyed.com

Product Details ISBN: 9780063029590
ISBN-10: 0063029596
Publisher: HarperFestival
Publication Date: January 5th, 2021
Pages: 48
Language: English

"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