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.

Author: Kijind Grozragore
Country: Iran
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Art
Published (Last): 1 July 2017
Pages: 455
PDF File Size: 19.34 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.68 Mb
ISBN: 826-1-99147-888-4
Downloads: 25206
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Voodooshicage

Feathers by Jaqueline Woodson Frannie likes her neighbourhood, where she and her family have everything they need. A quiet, contemplative novel that fits perfectly in its snowbound setting, I’m thinking this book is a contender for some Newbery action. Newbery Medal Nominee And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he is not white.

Classroom Recommendations Ages Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Top Kid Picks. It has quite a message, but it doesn’t bash you over the head with it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Feathers, like its protagonist, is gentle and thoughtful. Views Read Edit View history.

Mar 01, Pages Middle Grade 10 and up. The book examines what it was like to grow up right after segregation had been outlawed, how all people are equal, and that hope is everywhere. Jesus Boy knows sign language which woodaon Frannie since she has known sign language her whole life.

Either the protagonist is ultra religious and that’s their whole life, or, more commonly, religion isn’t mentioned at all.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He just calmly talks to Feathdrs and never retaliates.


Feathers – Jacqueline Woodson

See aoodson 65 reviews. However, since I we 3. What inspired you to write your first book? Book that features a blind brother [s] 5 41 Oct 13, Unlike many modern protagonists, Frannie’s problems don’t take over her life. It jacuqeline you explore humanness in a young girl thats refreshing to read about in the book.

Autobiography of a Family Photo Another Brooklyn Because he is white, people call him ‘Jesus boy’.

Follow the Author

Woodson introduces it through a poem that Frannie reads in class. The narrator for this audiobook was very effective. Frannie’s best friend Samantha believes that Jesus Boy truly is Jesus Christ and that he has come in this time of chaos and because of the war.

What books have most influenced your life? The plot can sometimes be hard to follow because it skips around and you could not tell who was talking at times. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For, by the end, most characters were revealed to be other than what they at first seemed. Want to Read woodzon. Within a few sentences I already cared deeply about Frannie and wanted to find out what happens to her throughout the remainder of the book.

Lists with This Book. The class realizes that Jesus Boy is just a boy because Jesus would never fight someone. Jacqueline Woodson can do no wrong. This quick read is great for any YA reader.

Feathers Reader’s Guide

Please try again later. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a four-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner.


Not stimulating for children. Jan 10, McKenzie rated it it was amazing. Frannie tries to comfort Samantha and says “Maybe there’s a little bit of Jesus inside of all of us. What’s the Name o At the end of the book Frannie reflects on all that has been happening in her life. I loved Woodson’s gentle approach to sensitive issues of race, disability, and faith – all of which were addressed with subtle grace – and how the novel moved toward a sense of hope and belonging in spite of differences.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s a book where not a lot actually happens, but it doesn’t happen beautifully. This Is the Rope: I read this in one sitting; I just couldn’t put it down.

Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl’s heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface. But then again, it was a very sweet story and still a fun and short read. In this way, her books can be used for education.

Also, I couldn’t help being irked by some of older brother Sean’s passages: