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Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
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Jul 08, 2010

really liked it
Read from July 05 to 08, 2010

I have not read the first book entitled Locomotion but wish I had before reading this one. I read this one first because it is on the 2011 NCCBA list. Very interesting style of writing in the form of letters. I liked the fact that finally there are good foster homes depicted. Rare thing in books. I was hurt by the war and Rodney's loss of a limb.

Lonnie Motion is 12
Lili Motion is is 9
Mrs. Cooper Lonnie's teacher who puts down his dream of being a poet.
last year his teacher Ms. Marcus raved about Lonnie's skill at writing poetry.
Miss Edna, Lonnie's foster mother
Clyde, Eric, LaTenya and Angel, classmates of Lonnie
Clyde is Lonnie's best friend
Lamont a former classmate moved to Florida
Rodney and Jenkins are Miss Edna's sons
Jenkins if fighting in the war in Iraq
Rodney lives at home and treats Lonnie like a little brother and says to pray for peace
Miss Shore is the grouchy neighbor lady who threatens the children if they mess up her gardens
When Mrs. Copper goes on maternity leave, Miss Alina takes over and sees the talent in Lonnie kind of restoring his confidence.
Miss Jamison is Lili's foster mother.

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