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Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
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Jun 12, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: kid-books
Read in June, 2010

Written as a series of letters, you follow the life of Lonnie Collins Motion (lo-co-motion)that began in in the first book: Locomotion. The first book, being a series of poems by Lonnie, had not only the expected lyrical quality to the writing but also, and even more impressive, had the strength and authenticity embeded deep in the characters voices. Even with the shift in format, both the lyrical and strong voice standout in this follow up. Jacqueline Woodson is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine... especially the audiobook adaptations.

There is a great parallel storyline of the separation and making sense of "living" between the Lonnie/Lili (brother and sister in separate foster homes) and Ms. Edna/Jenkins (mother and son at war) in his foster home. Ultimately this is a story of hope, but it is told with a conviction and honesty that will grab adults and earn the respect of children.

This is a great recommendation for those who are looking for a "Sunrise Over Fullujah" read alike for the younger reader.

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message 1: by Jaclyn (new)

Jaclyn Ohh! No now I want to read it. Good review! Thanks :)

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