by Jacqueline Woodson
Publication Date: Jul 08, 2010
List Price: $8.99
Format: Paperback, 134 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Puffin Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann
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The stunning companion to the National Book Award finalist—from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Twelve-year-old Lonnie is finally feeling at home with his foster family. But because he’s living apart from his little sister, Lili, he decides it’s his job to be the "rememberer"—and write down everything that happens while they’re growing up. Lonnie’s musings are bittersweet; he’s happy that he and Lili have new families, but though his new family brings him joy, it also brings new worries. With a foster brother in the army, concepts like Peace have new meaning for Lonnie.Told through letters from Lonnie to Lili, this thought-provoking companion to Jacqueline Woodson’s National Book Award finalist Locomotion tackles important issues in captivating, lyrical language. Lonnie’s reflections on family, loss, love and peace will strike a note with readers of all ages.
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Adolescence
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