Looking forward” is the message that runs through Woodson’s (The House Feathers. Jacqueline Woodson, Author. Putnam $ (p). Frannie doesn’t know what to make of the poem she’s reading in school. She hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. A Newbery Honor Book A beautiful and moving novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Jacqueline Woodson is the National.

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In this way, her books can be used for education. View all 4 comments. Set up a giveaway. This quick read is great for any YA reader. Jan 28, Clarice rated it really liked it. Puffin Books; Reprint edition January 7, Language: Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Frannie’s older brother is deaf and this uacqueline a source of tension throughout the story.

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Sign me up for the sequel!! We are experiencing technical difficulties. One day an unexpected new student causes much chaos to the class because he is the only white boy in the whole school.

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His sign back is ‘Like rain. The Jesus Boy’s sense of calm and its effect on her classmates make Frannie wonder if there is some truth to Samantha’a musings, but a climactic faceoff between him and Trevor bring the newcomer’s human flaws to light.


Frannie has grown up with a deaf older brother, and is very sensitive to how people treat and perceive him. Feb 16, Kristin Nelson rated it really liked it Shelves: Trevor, the classroom bully, promptly nicknames him “Jesus Boy,” because he is “pale and his hair [is] long.

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I knew nothing about the river; I knew nothing about Jaqueline Woodson. You just never know about books and rivers.

Look Inside Reading Guide. A jacqheline on the page meant lots of independent time to create your stories and the freedom to sit hunched over the pages of your notebook without people thinking you were strange.

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Retrieved from ” https: But what was the point. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. How does it have feathers? I strongly suspect that authors want to avoid writing about cell phones and Facebook.

Frannie and her best friend, Samantha despise Trevor and Raymond because they are bullies. I don’t like religious messages shoved in my face, but it’s an important part of many people’s lives, so it makes sense it would show up in jacquepine lives.


Woodson introduces it through a poem that Frannie reads in class. Is this feature helpful? I loved lying and getting away with it!

The topic about a girl growing up in a segregated community is not something little kids today could understand or see. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he is not white. The book itself felt like feathers. Just not for me. Product details Age Range: What advice would you give to writers just starting out?

Woodson’s lyrical prose makes this character driven novel a beautiful and poignant book. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. A quick, short book with lots of heart. Its setting in the s sent me on a trip to the past, with the mention of jive talk, the description of the clothing, and some of the popular songs. Still, students who are ready for Feathers will find some beautiful ideas inside.