Harbor me / Jacqueline Woodson.
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- ISBN: 0525515143 : PAP
- ISBN: 9780525515142 : PAP
- ISBN: 9780525515142
- ISBN: 0525515143
- Physical Description: 176 pages ; 21 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Puffin Books, 2020.
- Copyright: ©2018
"When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"-- Provided by publisher.
Six kids discover the power of sharing their secrets and their stories ... It all starts when six kids are sent to a room for a weekly chat - by themselves, with no adults to listen in. At first they fear this new unfamiliar and wonder what on earth they'll even talk about. But in the place they dub the ARTT room ("A Room To Talk"), they discover it's safe to discuss stuff they usually keep private. A father has recently gone missing, and that starts a conversation about the things causing angst in their lives, from racial profiling and fears of deportation to a deep yearning for family history and a sense of belonging. When the six of them are together, they find they can express the feelings and fears they usually hide from the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives. With her always honest, lyrical writing, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson celebrates the power of friendship, open-minded dialogue and empathy. Harbor Me digs in deep to show how so many of America's social issues affect today's kids - and how they creatively learn to forge their way in spite of them -- From dust jacket.
|Target Audience Note:||
Structure indicator: 90 (high) Syntactic indicator: 90 (high) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 90 (high) Lexile.
|Study Program Information Note:||
Accelerated Reader MG 4.1 4.0 196472.
ALSC Notable Children's Book, 2019
Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Older Readers, 2018
CSML Best Books, 2018
Kirkus Prize Finalist for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work, Youth/Teens, 2019
New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books: Middle Grade, 2018
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Texas Bluebonnet Award nominee, 2019-2020
Iowa Children's Choice Award book, 2020-2021.
Washington Post Best Children's Books, 2018
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