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When the war hits close to home.... Lonnie starts writing about peace.
You can't help but like this young boy, who is sensitive, artistic and has experienced some incredible losses in his young life.
His former instructor, Ms. Marcus, told him he was a poet simply because he writes poems, and Lonnie knows that's the case.
I had to cry because it reminded me of my Mama but it was an excellent book. : ) I recommend it to a friendPublished 18 months ago by A. Marquez
It was a good book!it was very emotional you can tell they poured their heart and soul into this bookPublished on February 24, 2013 by Cymone Richard
It was an awesome book. I got so addicted to it that I had to ask my teacher if I could bring my kindle to school. She said yes so I did.Published on February 6, 2013 by Ladybug
Once again Lonnie's thoughtful and sensitive voice resonates off of the pages of Peace, Locomotion just as they did off of Locomotion. Read morePublished on October 11, 2011 by Kellee M.
I am a fifth grade teacher, teaching in an area with very little cultural diversity. I found the book Locomotion in a recycling center and read it all on a cold snowy afternoon. Read morePublished on May 16, 2010 by S. Everett
Lonnie is in one foster home, and his beloved little sister Lili is in another. Lonnie deals with missing her by writing her letters which he saves, planning to give them to her... Read morePublished on December 12, 2009 by Kemie Nix
Lonnie Collins Motion (a.k.a. Locomotion) lives in a foster home with a kind woman named Miss Edna and her older son Rodney--they wait anxiously for news of the other son, Jenkins,... Read morePublished on October 21, 2009 by The Children's Book Reporter
It's a new school year, and Lonnie Collins Motion (Locomotion --- get it?) has a new teacher. Unfortunately, Ms. Cooper isn't quite as nice as his old teacher. Read morePublished on February 25, 2009 by KidsReads
A few years ago, the always wonderful and inspirational Jacqueline Woodson came out with her book, Locomotion, the story of a young boy dealing with losing his parents, being new... Read morePublished on January 30, 2009 by SZAA