Imatge de l'autor

Renée Watson

Autor/a de Piecing Me Together

21+ obres 4,283 Membres 191 Ressenyes 1 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Inclou aquests noms: Renée Watson, Renée Watson

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Obres de Renée Watson

Piecing Me Together (2017) 1,187 exemplars
Ways to Make Sunshine (2020) 466 exemplars
Watch Us Rise (2019) 395 exemplars
This Side of Home (2015) 314 exemplars
Betty Before X (2018) 267 exemplars
Some Places More Than Others (2019) 251 exemplars
Ways to Grow Love (2021) 223 exemplars
Love Is a Revolution (2021) 208 exemplars
What Momma Left Me (2010) 143 exemplars
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen (2010) 107 exemplars
Maya’s Song (2022) 34 exemplars
Ways to Share Joy (2022) 33 exemplars
Ways to Build Dreams (2023) 15 exemplars

Obres associades

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Col·laborador — 524 exemplars
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (2018) — Col·laborador — 373 exemplars
The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth (2020) — Col·laborador — 176 exemplars
The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce (2019) — Col·laborador — 107 exemplars
Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories about Living Fabulously Fat (2021) — Col·laborador — 45 exemplars
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Watson, Renée
Data de naixement
1978-07-29
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

Membres

Ressenyes

Born on the Water is a beautiful book! The illustrations capture the content, tone, and emotions of the poetry so well. I thought the introduction to slavery and its trauma is honest, but sensitive to young readers. The accurate portrayal of the West African societies from which slaves were kidnapped gives all young readers, but especially young African American readers, an important context for those captured into slavery and the cultural influences seen among enslaved people in the United States and their descendants. This book also celebrates the determination, strength, and resilience of African Americans to create new lives out of such tragedy. Both authors note that they want African American readers to come away empowered and to reflect about their roots -- reading this book is a wonderful way to start such reflection.

I also see this book as important resource for teachers to use in the classroom, offering all students to reflect on the consequences of slavery in the United States, Black resistance and civil rights, and what it means to call oneself "American".
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AnnesLibrary | Hi ha 22 ressenyes més | Jan 28, 2024 |
I liked this book, although I did skim through the middle. It is not a dramatic feeling book, although it could have been, based on the plot points. Good for teens who like realistic fiction with no love drama.
 
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mslibrarynerd | Hi ha 56 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2024 |
This book has an old fashioned, well manned protagonist that feels refreshing and simple and good. Were it not for the descriptions of lynchings and police murders, this book would be easy to fit on a list of books for sheltered children. It is full of the religious optimism of its adolescent main character Betty. the writing was very good, full of rich descriptive passages.
 
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mslibrarynerd | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jan 13, 2024 |

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Estadístiques

Obres
21
També de
6
Membres
4,283
Popularitat
#5,869
Valoració
4.1
Ressenyes
191
ISBN
130
Llengües
2
Preferit
1

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