Looking forward” is the message that runs through Woodson’s (The House Feathers. Jacqueline Woodson, Author. Putnam $ (p). Frannie doesn’t know what to make of the poem she’s reading in school. She hasn’t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. A Newbery Honor Book A beautiful and moving novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Jacqueline Woodson is the National.

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Its setting in the s sent me on a trip to the past, with the efathers of jive talk, the description of the clothing, and some of the popular songs.

Retrieved 20 March The only “action” in the book is when the bully goes to hit another kid, misses, and falls down. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The plot can sometimes be hard to follow because it skips around and you could not tell who was talking at times. This is the kind of book a critic would laud for being culturally minded and relevant, but there were too many starts of ideas and not enough depth.

Some of the students believe that he is Jesus and others simply hope he is. The story is about a sixth grade girl named Frannie growing up in the ’70s. To view it, click here.

Mahasin in the Morning. It’s humanity resonated with me.

The words are lyrical, the plot is almost nonexistent, and the main character is too unrealistically woosson in her thinking and speech. See all books by Jacqueline Woodson. Frannie tries to comfort Samantha and says “Maybe there’s a little bit of Jesus inside of all of us. There are so many other things to think about. Literary merits Woodson sets her novel in an urban setting during s, a time in the U. The Evolution of a Natural Miracle.


One day Trevor is swinging and decides to try to jump off and land on a fence because he wants to feel like he is featherrs. See all 65 reviews. She worries a lot: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

I suppose I’ve raved long enough, but I really, really liked this book and would recommend it to anyone who wants a fast but delicious read. Feathers is a gem of a book. Write woodsno for a least a half hour. Thank you for your feedback. To complicate the situation, her friend Samantha thinks he might actually be Jesus! Frannie is an everykid with a deaf brother, a devout Christian best friend, and super nice parents. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more holy.

Review aWoodsonas novel skillfully weaves in the music and events surrounding the rising opposition to the Vietnam War, giving this timeless jacqueine depth. Read reviews that mention jesus boy white boy thing with feathers side of the highway wrong side feahhers dickinson jacqueline woodson friend samantha best friend hope is the thing main character dickinson poem brother sean looks like highly recommend year old ever read older brother middle jacqueliine poem hope. This small piece of action is picked apart for the rest of the book until the whole idea is threadbare.

Bg The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Feathers was well received by critics and the public alike. It lets you explore humanness in a young girl thats refreshing to read about in the book. I was not disappointed that I read it.


Mar 01, Pages Middle Grade 10 and up. Frannie’s got a lot of thinking to do about building bridges and why you might want to experience someone else’s world, to connect jqcqueline someone totally different than you. Trevor picks on Jesus Boy because he is the only one who is lighter skinned than himself.

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Frannie, at 11 and a half inis caught by the Emily Dickinson line, “Hope is the thing with feathers. This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat But what was the point. Relationships are challenged when Frannie witnesses racism and bullying in her school. The way she addressed the unfolding of religious and spiritual certainty or uncertainty for jacqueoine people was authentic and beautiful.

Feathers Reader’s Guide

There is so much beneath the surface. Classroom Recommendations Ages Feathers did a nice job of finding a believable balance.

She remembers the poem she read in class and decides “Each moment, I am thinking, is a thing with feathers”. Nov 18, Aleisha rated it really liked it. There jacqeuline a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy.

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