Feathers (Hardcover)

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Inspired by a poem she read at school, Frannie begins to see her world in a new light and deals with her brothers deafness, her mothers fear, and her best friends faith in a hopeful new way. *Author: Woodson, Jacqueline *Publication Date: 2007/03/01 *Number of Pages: 118 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 8.50

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780399239892
SKU 202908346
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0399239898
Release Date 3/1/2007
Author Info
Jacqueline Woodson
Though she started her working life at the tender age of two as an Ebony magazine model for Alaga syrup, Jacqueline Woodson's first love was always writing. Growing up in North Carolina and Brooklyn, Woodson worked as a drama therapist for teens in need, before taking up writing full-time. She's the author of over 20 books for children of all ages, from picture books to young adult titles, including SHOW WAY and FEATHERS.
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Editors Note Â?Hope is the thing with feathersÂ? starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasnÂ't thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more Â?holy.Â? There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says heÂ's not white. Who is he? During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new lightÂ?her brother SeanÂ's deafness, her motherÂ's fear, the class bullyÂ's anger, her best friendÂ's faith and her own desire for Â?the thing with feathers.Â? Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girlÂ's heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface.
Annotation Set in 1971, this petite, moving middle grade novel focuses on sixth grader Frannie's family life and on Trevor, the oddly pale new boy in her class. Using straightforward narration to explore complex emotions, author Jacqueline Woodson looks at Frannie's emotional life with tenderness and hope. A 2008 Newbery Honor Book.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 09
Number of Pages 0118
Publisher Putnam Publishing Group

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