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Coming on Home Soon

Coming on Home Soon Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780399237485
Release 2004
Pages 32
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Set during World War II, young Ada Ruth is saddened when she is left with her grandmother to run the home when her Mama has to go away to work a wartime job, yet the sudden friendship of a stray kitten helps keep her spirits high while she goes about her tasks and eagerly awaits the news of her mother's return.

Each Kindness

Each Kindness Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 0399246525
Release 2012
Pages 32
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When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong by making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.

Show Way

Show Way Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780399237492
Release 2005
Pages 48
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The making of "Show ways," or quilts which once served as secret maps for freedom-seeking slaves, is a tradition passed from mother to daughter in the author's family.

Our Gracie Aunt

Our Gracie Aunt Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1439565163
Release 2008-10-20
Pages 29
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When brother and sister Johnson and Beebee are taken to stay with their mother's sister because their mother neglects them, they wonder if they will see their mother again. Reprint.

Visiting Day

Visiting Day Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780147516084
Release 2015-08-11
Pages 32
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"A young girl and her grandmother prepare for a very special day- -the one day a month they get to visit the girl's father in prison"--

Pecan Pie Baby

Pecan Pie Baby Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780147511287
Release 2013
Pages 32
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When Mama's pregnancy draws attention away from Gia, she worries that the special bond they share will disappear forever once the baby is born, in a heartwarming story for kids adjusting to the idea of a new family member.

The House You Pass On The Way

The House You Pass On The Way Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1101477970
Release 2010-11-11
Pages 176
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A lyrical coming-of-age story from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author Thirteen-year-old Staggerlee used to be called Evangeline, but she took on a fiercer name. She's always been different--set apart by the tragic deaths of her grandparents in an anti-civil rights bombing, by her parents' interracial marriage, and by her family's retreat from the world. This summer she has a new reason to feel set apart--her confused longing for her friend Hazel. When cousin Trout comes to stay, she gives Staggerlee a first glimpse of her possible future selves and the world beyond childhood.


Feathers Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1101019832
Release 2009-01-08
Pages 144
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View our feature on Jacqueline Woodson's Feathers. “Hope is the thing with feathers” starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more “holy.” There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he’s not white. Who is he? During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light—her brother Sean’s deafness, her mother’s fear, the class bully’s anger, her best friend’s faith and her own desire for “the thing with feathers.” Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl’s heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface.

The Dear One

The Dear One Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1101477962
Release 2010-11-11
Pages 176
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An intriguing look at teen pregnancy from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author Feni is furious when she finds out that her mother has agreed to take a fifteen-year-old pregnant girl into their home until her baby is born. What kind of girl would let herself get into so much trouble? How can Feni live under the same roof as someone like that? Her worst fears are confirmed when Rebecca arrives: she is mean, bossy, and uneducated. Feni decided she will have nothing to do with her. But it’s hard not to be curious about a girl so close to her own age who seems so different…

The Dream of America

The Dream of America Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780525515135
Release 2018-08-28
Pages 288
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Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a disparate group of students are forced to open up with one another. When six middle school classmates are gathered together for a weekly chat, they fear this new unfamiliar and wonder what their teacher thinks they are supposed to get out of the experience. After all, they don't imagine they have much in common. But recently one of their fathers has disappeared and this has cast a pall over the class. Their teacher knows that there is something special about this tiny group--and is determined to help them see it by doing what any thoughtful adult would do--taking herself out of the narrative. In an abandoned art room with no adults, the six get to know one another and realize that in this room, which they soon dub "A Room To Talk," it's safe to discuss the things that are bothering them--all that they feel is unfair in the world, the trouble with adults and so much more. And so they do. From racial profiling to deportation to a deep longing for family history and a long ago homeland, when the six of them are together, they find they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.

After Tupac and D Foster

After Tupac and D Foster Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1101176547
Release 2008-01-10
Pages 192
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A Newbery Honor Book The day D Foster enters Neeka and her best friend’s lives, the world opens up for them. Suddenly they’re keenly aware of things beyond their block in Queens, things that are happening in the world—like the shooting of Tupac Shakur—and in search of their Big Purpose in life. When—all too soon—D’s mom swoops in to reclaim her, and Tupac dies, they are left with a sense of how quickly things can change and how even all-too-brief connections can touch deeply. Includes a Discussion Guide by Jacqueline Woodson "A slender, note-perfect novel."—The Washington Post "The subtlety and depth with which the author conveys the girls' relationships lend this novel exceptional vividness and staying power."—Publishers Weekly "Jacqueline Woodson has written another absorbing story that all readers—especially those who have felt the loss of a friendship—will identify with."—Children's Literature "Woodson creates a thought-provoking story about the importance of acceptance and connections in life."—VOYA From the Trade Paperback edition.

Last Summer With Maizon

Last Summer With Maizon Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1101128135
Release 2002-05-27
Pages 144
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Margaret loves her parents and hanging out with her best friend, Maizon. Then it happens, like a one-two punch, during the summer she turns eleven: first, Margaret's father dies of a heart attack, and then Maizon is accepted at an expensive boarding school, far away from the city they call home. For the first time in her life, Margaret has to turn to someone who isn't Maizon, who doesn't know her heart and her dreams. . . . "Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story of nearly adolescent children, but a mature exploration of grown-up issues: death, racism, independence, the nurturing of the gifted black child and, most important, self-discovery."(The New York Times)

Miracle s Boys

Miracle s Boys Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 1101077069
Release 2006-06-08
Pages 160
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From a three-time Newbery Honor author, a novel that was awarded the 2001 Coretta Scott King award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize For Lafayette and his brothers, the challenges of growing up in New York City are compounded by the facts that they've lost their parents and it's up to eldest brother Ty'ree to support the boys, and middle brother Charlie has just returned home from a correctional facility. Lafayette loves his brothers and would do anything if they could face the world as a team. But even though Ty'ree cares, he's just so busy with work and responsibility. And Charlie's changed so much that his former affection for his little brother has turned to open hostility. Now, as Lafayette approaches 13, he needs the guidance and answers only his brothers can give him. The events of one dramatic weekend force the boys to make the choice to be there for each other--to really see each other--or to give in to the pain and problems of every day.

Beneath a Meth Moon

Beneath a Meth Moon Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9781101559796
Release 2012-02-02
Pages 240
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Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she's still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel's new life is going well, with a new best friend, a place on the cheerleading squad and T-Boom, co-captain of the basketball team, for a boyfriend. Yet Laurel is haunted by voices and memories from her past. When T-Boom introduces Laurel to meth, she immediately falls under its spell, loving the way it erases, even if only briefly, her past. But as she becomes alienated from her friends and family, she becomes a shell of her former self, and longs to be whole again. With help from an artist named Moses and her friend Kaylee, she's able to begin to rewrite her story and start to move on from her addiction. Incorporating Laurel's bittersweet memories of life before and during the hurricane, this is a stunning novel by one of our finest writers. Jacqueline Woodson's haunting - but ultimately hopeful - story is beautifully told and one readers will not want to miss.

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780147515827
Release 2016-10-11
Pages 368
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"Contains seven new, original poems by the author"--Page [4] of cover.

Tomas and the Library Lady

Tomas and the Library Lady Author Pat Mora
ISBN-10 0606180931
Release 2000-01
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While helping his family in their work as migrant laborers far from their home, Tomas finds an entire world to explore in the books at the local public library. Based on a true story. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

This Is the Rope

This Is the Rope Author Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN-10 9780425288948
Release 2017-08
Pages 32
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Jacqueline Woodson--New York Times Bestselling, National Book Award and Newbery Honor winning author--writes a rich story of a family adapting to change as they hold on to the past and embrace the future. With Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator James Ransome. During the time of the Great Migration, millions of African American families relocated from the South, seeking better opportunities. The story of one family's journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family's history. But for three generations, that rope is passed down, used for everything from jump rope games to tying suitcases onto a car for the big move north to New York City, and even for a family reunion where that first little girl is now a grandmother.