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Twelve-year-old Lonnie is finally feeling at home with his foster family. But because he is living apart from his little sister, Lili, he decides it is his job to be the rememberer and write down everything that happens while theyare 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.

Review:

"Following the character introduced in Locomotion, Woodson switches from poetry to letters to show how 12-year-old Lonnie Collins Motion, aka Locomotion, maintains a bond with his younger sister, Lili. He reminds her of their past: 'There was a time before your foster mama came and said, 'I'll take the little girl but I don't want no boys.' ' Besides missing his sister and their late parents, Lonnie has other problems to cope with (his foster mother's son returns from Iraq disabled and traumatized). In his letters, Lonnie shares the big and small details of his days, works through philosophical struggles (a friend tells him that 'Miss Edna was my mama now'), and includes some of the tender poems he composes. Although the epistolary motif makes for some stilted writing, Woodson creates a full-bodied character in kind, sensitive Lonnie. Readers will understand his quest for peace, and appreciate the hard work he does to find it. Ages 9 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Told through letters from 12-year-old Lonnie to his younger sister, this thought-provoking companion to "Locomotion" tackles important issues in captivating, lyrical language, as Lonnie's reflections on family, loss, love, and peace are sure to strike a chord with readers.

About the Author

Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, is the author of Newbery Honor winners Feathers and Show Way, Miracle's Boys (recipient of a Coretta Scott King Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), Locomotion and Hush (both National Book Award finalists), among many others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399246555
Author:
Woodson, Jacqueline
Publisher:
Putnam Publishing Group
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Social Issues - Violence
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Ethnic - African American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.30x5.70x.80 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
09-11

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Following the character introduced in Locomotion, Woodson switches from poetry to letters to show how 12-year-old Lonnie Collins Motion, aka Locomotion, maintains a bond with his younger sister, Lili. He reminds her of their past: 'There was a time before your foster mama came and said, 'I'll take the little girl but I don't want no boys.' ' Besides missing his sister and their late parents, Lonnie has other problems to cope with (his foster mother's son returns from Iraq disabled and traumatized). In his letters, Lonnie shares the big and small details of his days, works through philosophical struggles (a friend tells him that 'Miss Edna was my mama now'), and includes some of the tender poems he composes. Although the epistolary motif makes for some stilted writing, Woodson creates a full-bodied character in kind, sensitive Lonnie. Readers will understand his quest for peace, and appreciate the hard work he does to find it. Ages 9 — 12." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Told through letters from 12-year-old Lonnie to his younger sister, this thought-provoking companion to "Locomotion" tackles important issues in captivating, lyrical language, as Lonnie's reflections on family, loss, love, and peace are sure to strike a chord with readers.
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