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free download Harbor Me review Harbor Me ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Jacqueline Woodson ë 0 download Jacueline Woodson's first middle grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their storiesIt all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat by themselves wit. Listened to this one on audio from my library and REALLY enjoyed it I particularly liked the interview section at the end

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free download Harbor Me review Harbor Me ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Jacqueline Woodson ë 0 download F racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes When the six are together they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world And together they can grow braver and ready for the rest of their live. A good book whether it s written for a nine year old a nineteen year old or a ninety year old can tilt your perspective if only momentarily Consider the concept of the happy ending and what it s supposed to resemble What does a real happy ending actually entail in real life In children s books many times the ending of a given story is happy when day is done In real life something happy may happen to a child but where s the ending in all that As an author Jacueline Woodson doesn t eschew a sense of completion when you get to the end of her books Kids could spend a long time debating whether some of her endings could be so simplified as to call them happy or not Harbor Me falls into that category The satisfaction a reader feels upon its completion is intrinsically tied to its writing but to call this a happy book is to diminish it Shooting for the moon Ms Woodson manages to fill this svelte title with a host of different ideas lessons and teachable moments And while I don t think it knocks it out of the park with every swing it still manages to be one of the most interesting and well written books of this or any other yearIt sounds like a social experiment than anything else Six kids are removed from their classmates and placed in their own room for a weekly discussion Their teacher s rules are clear Every Friday the six of you will leave my classroom at two pm and come into Room 501 You ll sit in this circle and you ll talk When the bell rings at three you re free to go home Putting kids in a separate space together can end with either a Breakfast Club situation or a Lord of the Flies conundrum Predictably at first the kids don t want to say a word but when Haley starts bringing in a hand recorder something cracks open Esteban is able to talk about his dad recently taken by the police and sent back to another country Amari about the restrictions put on black boys in America Ashton on being one of the few white kids in their Brooklyn school But it s Haley herself that has the hardest time talking About her mom s death Her dad s incarceration As the room comes together and bonds people listen to one another and everyone gets and ending Happy or not Now every children s book that strives to imbue its pages with weight and meaning must contend with a danger that I like to call the rogue cute The rogue cute is that moment where the author s writing tips from meaningful into faux meaningful From something that is honestly moving into something that feels like it s trying too hard All children s books novelists contend with this issue to varying degrees of success Ms Woodson is no different and there are times when she is successful than others For example to read this book is to accept that it is to a certain extent an idealized situation Six kids mostly strangers to one another are placed in a room where they may argue disagree or even tease but who are in the end devoid of cruelty That s the premise but fortunately there s a lot going on here than just that As with many children s books Ms Woodson is conveying a message but where she may seem to be painting with too broad a brush in some places at other times she s uite circumspect For example many novels for kids stress the need for us to empathize with one another Woodson actually turns the concept of active listening into a whole book without hitting the reader over the head with the message Each time a kid in the classroom wants to speak everyone lets them with a minimal amount of interruptions or interjections Euity and diversity trainings often include a portion of the training where people are taught this very skill Leave it Ms Woodson to model this behavior for the next generationAs for the six characters some are better delineated than others I found myself thinking that single character points being bullied moving etc are rarely proper stand ins for personality traits So I do wish just a smidgen work had gone into showing precisely why this group has bonded as tightly as it has I understand that much of it has to do with being able to talk honestly in a safe space I guess I just wish there d been 215 pages rather than 192 to allow for some of those connections That said Ms Woodson has somehow managed to write a handsome novel at less than 200 pages If she stopped and thoroughly examined in depth every character to the same extent that she follows Haley you d be looking at a book that was at least twice the length of the one here And while I wish I d been able to know than just one thing about some of these characters I can t help but admire the almost Hemingway esue succinctness of the narrative After a while it got me to thinking about how we meet characters in books and how we meet them in real life When you meet someone new your brain essentially reduces that person to their most essential parts This is in large part because we have to find a way to consolidate and organize the information about that person as uickly as possible Authors in turn have to mimic that process on the page AND for a younger readership that s been reliant on compartmentalization for years It takes a certain amount of talent to accomplish this Talent Ms Woodson has in drovesWhen Ms Woodson does delve deep into a character the story ends up in some interesting places Four of the kids in the room are described pretty darn well Esteban is hard to separate from his own headspace but I liked how you got glimpses of his life away from the page His nails were bitten so deep there was a ring of pink skin at the top of his fingers It looked painful Haley meanwhile was of interest to me because she highlighted something I ve noticed in my own 7 year old daughter For children memory can be shockingly short I ll read a book repeatedly for months when my kid is four only to find she has no memory of it at all at six Haley is old enough to want of her own forgotten memories As she says at one point I d lock every moment of memory inside a room in my brain and hope they d multiply like cells in our bodies until I was a grown up all filled with memories Maybe that s what made us free Maybe it was our memories The stuff we survived the good stuff and the bad stuff And it s thoughts like this that push this book out of the ordinary into the distinguished In some ways the author is working a lot of themes into a single novel She touches on everything from the Lenape to the reasons why black boys have to get a talk from their dads about why they can t play with Nerf or water guns in public any to the death of a dog that manages to be heartbreaking in a shockingly short amount of time Sometimes these elements land with the reader and sometimes they don t but you cheer on the effort Plus you get a lot of really good lines along the way Lines like I think this is what the world is stories on top of stories all the way back to the beginning of time This sentiment is echoed later when Haley remembers a moment when a familiar painting was taken off the wall leaving a pale green suare behind This disturbs the girl immeasurably I didn t want to believe that was all there was That when one thing went away just the pale ghost of it remained I wanted to believe in stories on top of stories Always something else Always one ending Esteban s dad s poems are a clever inclusion too Essentially they enable Ms Woodson to slip some poetry in there that would be too mature for the kids to be able to write but that remains simple enough for them to parse themselves A friend of mine mentioned to me recently that in some ways Jacueline Woodson s two books for children out in 2018 Harbor Me and The Day You Begin contain similar themes Of the two they preferred the picture book and I do see why For a lot of people Woodson manages an emotional resonance in those scant 32 pages that can be elusive in novels like this one Harbor Me has strong emotional beats in the usual places even as it doesn t go for the jugular as often as I wanted personally For example when it becomes clear that Esteban and his father are gone I wanted of a kick to my heart Other choices didn t appeal to me personally like the fact that most of the book is a flashback from present day right at the beginning For the first fifteen pages I was confused and felt that the book had some difficulty finding its feet Once it did however it continued forward cool and collected That pretty much summarizes a lot of how I felt about the book I didn t always agree with the author s choices but I couldn t argue with the results At one point I wrote in my notes Oh man It s good It is I don t think it s perfect but perfection is kind of beside the point I ve only touched on a few of the myriad elements spotted throughout this book Ripe for discussion this is the book that will get kids thinking and talking and maybe most importantly for some listening for decades to come For ages 9 12

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  • Hardcover
  • 192
  • Harbor Me
  • Jacqueline Woodson
  • en
  • 21 August 2020
  • 9780399252525