Rise Up and Write It

Written by Nandini Ahuja, Illustrated by Anoosha Syed

Rise Up and Write It shows young readers the power of even the smallest voice. It all starts with a simple question, “Why are there no butterflies in our neighborhood?” This leads Farah Patel to the idea of a community garden. She writes letters to her mayor, gets her classmates involved, and starts a petition in her community. In the end she gets her garden as well as her butterflies. It is a great introduction to community activism. This book would do better in a classroom library or as a teacher resource as opposed to the main school library—it has many pockets with removable items. Students will love that type of interaction, however it is not practical for the entire school population.

Reviewed by Lacey Terry, Media Clerk, Neil Armstrong Academy
Review shared in July 2021
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades K-3

Rise Up and Write It
Written by Nandini Ahuja, Illustrated by Anoosha Syed
HarperFestival, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
48 pages
Release Date: January 5, 2021
ISBN: 9780063029590
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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