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Some Places More Than Others by [Renée Watson]
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Length: 202 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Age Level: 8 - 12
Grade Level: 3 - 6
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Editorial Reviews


“A meaningful opportunity for students-particularly those in underrepresented communities-to celebrate themselves and their identities.” ―School Library Connection, starred review

“Watson is a master of structure and character development. . . . Amara's search for her roots is tender and empowering.” ―School Library Journal, starred review

“A much-needed novel about the importance of roots and family connections.” ―Foreword Reviews, starred review

“Captures a young person's growing enlightenment as she experiences one of the world's most culturally rich neighborhoods. . . . Very relatable. . . . Quietly powerful.
” ―The New York Times Book Review

“The book excels at the delicate nuance of family dynamics. . . . This is the kind of special family trip many kids would love to make, and they'll get vicarious satisfaction from traveling with Amara.” ―BCCB

“Watson proves her deftness in depicting settings; while the two places are as different as can be, the reader comes away with an appreciation of both Oregon and New York.” ―Horn Book Magazine

“Renée Watson is a gifted storyteller who brings vibrant new meaning to time and place. In this beautiful blend of family, history, and culture, Watson lets us discover that one's true home is rooted in the heart and soul.” ―Andrea Davis Pinkney, New York Times bestselling author of THE RED PENCIL

“Renée Watson's storytelling mastery is on full display in Some Places More Than Others, which is so thematically vibrant and emotionally rich as to defy description. A magnificent book.” ―Mike Jung, author of UNIDENTIFIED SUBURBAN OBJECT

“Watson creates characters that pop. . . . Satisfying in many ways.” ―Booklist

“I love the way Amara's voice and spirit shine in this story. Some Places More Than Others is a beautiful novel about family and forgiveness, about the memories we carry with us wherever we go, and the places our hearts call home.” ―Kate Messner, award-winning author of BREAKOUT

“Watson is a master at character development . . . she seamlessly explores issues of identity, self, and family acceptance. . . A moving exploration of the places we come from and the people who shape us-not to be missed.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“A deep and emotionally rich coming-of-age story about reuniting severed ties and exploring history, ancestry and selfhood.” ―Shelf Awareness

“Watson's Harlem comes alive on the page, lovingly viewed by flawed but lovable characters whose story underscores themes of family, history, and forgiveness.” ―Publishers Weekly

“Timely and timeless.” ―Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winning author of BROWN GIRL DREAMING on PIECING ME TOGETHER

“Watson, with rhythm and style, somehow gets at . . . the life-changing power of voice and opportunity, all wrapped up in Jade.” ―Jason Reynolds, author of ALL AMERICAN BOYS on PIECING ME TOGETHER

“An important and deeply moving novel.” ―John Green, bestselling and award-winning author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS on PIECING ME TOGETHER

“Teeming with compassion and insight.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

“A timely, nuanced, and unforgettable story.” ―Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

“A nuanced meditation on race, privilege, and intersectionality.” ―SLJ, starred review, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

“Will resonate with many readers.” ―BCCB, starred review, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Renée Watson grew up in Portland Oregon, came to New York for her degree in writing, and now teaches poetry in the New York City Schools. Her books include Betty Before X, Harlem's Little Blackbird: The Story of Florence Mills, A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, and What Momma Left Me which debuted as the New Voice for 2010 in middle grade fiction by The Independent Children's Booksellers Association. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • File Size : 6065 KB
  • Publication Date : September 3, 2019
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 202 pages
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B07V6HB948
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Children's Books; 1st Edition (September 3, 2019)
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 94 ratings