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Visiting Day by Jacqueline Woodson
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Purpose: Picture Book (Wide Reading Project)

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Format: Picture Book

Grades: Primary - Intermediate

Subjects/Themes: See the bookshelves above.

Classroom Use: Great potential as a read aloud in primary class on a topic (a parent who is incarcerated) that could have great relevance to specific students in urban settings. A must in a primary classroom library.

Review: Woodson at her finest yet again. A very authentic, natural and honest portrait of a difficult situation that some African American students may be dealing with. A story that needs to be told. Ransome's illustrations take the complex feelings within the story to a whole new level while Woodson's text keeps its feel simple and tangible to students.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
December 4, 2011 – Finished Reading
December 7, 2011 – Shelved
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: age-level-i
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: age-level-p
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: ci-546-wide-reading-project
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: read-aloud
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: subject-african-american-culture
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: subject-female-relationships
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: subject-poverty
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: theme-freedom-vs-captivity
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: theme-family
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: realistic-fiction
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: theme-longing
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: theme-loneliness
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: theme-love
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: theme-loss
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: theme-hope
December 7, 2011 – Shelved as: subject-imprisonment

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