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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Through Jesus Boy they realize that even the bully, Trevor, is a normal kid.

Feb 20, Cristina rated it really liked it Shelves: If you could leave your readers with one legacy, what would you want it to be? The writing is crisp and pithy. Frannie feels compelled to protect her brother in a world of people who do not understand him.

This might be a peculiar complaint, but I don’t know why this book was set in the ‘s instead of today. Text Summary Eleven-year-old Frannie lives on the side of the highway where the black families live. Association for Library Service to Children.

Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

A “white boy”, who the kids call the Jesus Boy, because of his long hair, joins her school and this brings a fresh awareness of her school and her life. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Review aWoodsonas novel skillfully weaves in the music and events surrounding the rising opposition to the Vietnam War, giving this timeless story depth. Read it Forward Read it jacquelin. The words are lyrical, the plot is almost nonexistent, and the main character is too unrealistically adult in her thinking and speech.


The river would surprise me. Feathers most resembles her novel Locomotion in which she “tackled grief, trauma, death survival, and hope”.

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After lots of brouhaha, it was believed finally that I had indeed penned the poem which went on woodskn win me a Scrabble game and local acclaim. The way she addressed the unfolding of religious and spiritual certainty or uncertainty for young people was authentic and beautiful. Jan 07, Pages Middle Grade 10 and up Buy. He is very quiet and doesn’t let Trevor, the class bully, hurt him. Her well-developed characters transport the reader into the book.

Jacquelinf lets you explore humanness in a young girl thats refreshing to read about in the book. Feathers grapples with concepts such as religion, race, hope, and understanding. Open Preview See a Problem? More By and About This Author. Views Read Edit View history.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. She worries about the things that are wrong and goes through a normal range of emotions, but she doesn’t ignore her life. Some of the students believe that he is Jesus and others simply hope he is.

I strongly suspect that authors want to avoid writing about cell phones and Facebook. But along those same lines, one weird moment faethers the book was when Frannie is in the car with her dad and reflects that it’s strange to hear him speak because “it’s so quiet in the house, what with all the signing and all. I ordered this book because it was mentioned in When Friendship followed me home.


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I was curious about what the Jesus Boy’s story was, and I was interested in Frannie’s family, but what really makes the book stand out is great writing. A short and meditative story about faith, family, wwoodson hope. I wish we saw more characters with those qualities, but even more fleshed-out.

Pages to import images to Wikidata. One day an unexpected new student causes much chaos to the class because he is the only white boy in the whole school. However, since I went in with high hope, I’m not totally satisfied because everything was not fully discussed.

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