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One image or scene that stuck with me was when newcharlie was in the room acting like laffayette is invisable and not saying a word to him which means they have no emotion for him...more
Woodson's protagonist is sweet, to say the least. He keeps the image of his dead mother near and talks with her to resolve problems. I rather liked these exchanges. I found them tender. However, her characters are placed in one horrible situation after another. This was a bit much for me. For such...more
The book deals with the following developmental aspects: familial love and responsibility, growing up and being independent, forgiveness an...more
I don't know if this is representativ...more
Jacuqeline Woodson’s Miracles’s Boys serves as a prime example of a narrative that incorporates realistic struggles along with heartwarming hope without concluding with an idealistic, saccharine ending.
The story follows the lives of three brothers, Lafayette, Charlie, and Ty’ree, as they pers...more
Fountas and Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Z
Summary: Lafayette, the youngest son of Milagro (which means Miracle in Spanish), doesn't know how to reach out to his older brother Charlie when Charlie comes back from two years in a juvenile detention center. Charlie is hanging out with kids who are up to no good and neither Lafayette nor his older brother (and caretaker) Ty'ree can reach him. When Charlie ends up picked up by the police one night, Lafayette has to w...more
I like how even with the deaths of their parents the brothers still love and take care of each other.Tyree is the oldest and he provides while Charlie mentors Lafaye...more
There were ideas explored in this story of loyalty, of forgiveness, of blame, of acceptance, and of values. This family of three bothers carried this book with only their individual characteristics to move it along. The story wasn't long or overly descriptive, but Laf's personality was perfectly captured in this story. The slang phrases that Laf used and the offhand way that Laf's observations...more
Any person who has siblings can relate to this book. The amount of unconditional love that you have for siblings can sometimes turn into absolute anger when you see them doing something in their life that you do not agree with. I loved how two of the brothers switched off on being upset so that neither of them would be upset at the same time at the middle brother.
Great book and...more
VOYA Book Review Codes ~ Quality 5Q; Popularity 2P; Grade Interest S
Developmental Asset(s): 29,30
What a fitting title for this well written novel! Three boys are left without parents. The memory of these parents helps guide these boys as they find their way in life. The oldest of the boys decides that he will put his dreams of going to college on the back burner in order to get a job and provide the necessary support to raise his two younger brothers. The middle br...more
The story and message of this books is fantastic. The story of three Puerto Rican brothers who have lost both their mother and father to tragic deaths is a very touching book written by Jacqueline Woodson. This books will appeal to a very broad teenage audience because the age separation of the three brothers will allow readers to relate with the character closest to their own age. This story will especially appeal to teens who may have experienced family struggles in their own lives,...more
“Miracle’s Boys” is a story of how life can change, as 3 brothers must come of age sooner than expected. Decisions made impact their relationships, leaving the reader to wonder if these brothers be torn apart, or if they will come back together as a family. These brothers lose both of their parents. Ty’ree, the oldest, must forego college so he can work and support his brothers. Charlie returns home after time in a correctional facility, but has changed for the worse. I n an urban settin...more
Three brothers, Ty’ree, Charlie, and Lafayette, are trying to face the world after both of their parents have passed away. They all carry guilt about their parents’ deaths, and although that guilt opens up a chasm between Charlie and his brothers, they eventually realize they have more in common that it would at first appear.
Aspects of works that appeal or do not appeal to teens:
The characters are teens – ages 22, 15 and 12. It is not a fancied up, “life is g...more
I truly enjoyed this book. The author does a remarkable job depicting three different characters and how each handles the death of their parents in different ways. She shows that each way is right for that character and she shows that there is no one right way to handle grief. Yet, she shows that the support of family can help you move past your grief and help you start living your life again. All three boys are vividly drawn and very realistic. They each handle their grief differ...more
Miracle’s Boys is about a family that tries to cling together through hard times. It is told through the eyes of the youngest brother, twelve-year-old Lafayette. He lives with his two older brothers, Ty’ree and Charlie because their parents both passed away. Ty’ree had to give up his plans to go to college and works full time to support his brothers. Charlie spent two years in a juvenile detention center after robbing a store. Lafayette tries to deal with the loss of a father he never kn...more
In addition to Lafayette, brothers Ty'ree and Charlie/Newcharlie must...more
Summary: Lafeyette is the youngest of three brothers and he wishes that he had his old life back. His father died when Laf was young, saving a drowning woman from a freezing pond. His mother died of diabetes in her sleep and Laf found her, thinking she must have overslept. Laf's older brother, Ty'ree, had the chance to go to MIT but dropped out because he was needed to watch his brothers, working full time to put food on the table. A...more
I wrote on everything and everywhere. I remember my uncle catching me writing my name in graffiti on the side of a building. (It was not pretty for me when my mother found out.) I wrote on paper bags and my shoes and denim binders. I chalked stories a...more