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Piecing me Together

Watson, Renée. Book - 2017 R Newbery Honor 2018, Teen Fiction / Watson, Renee, Teen Book / Fiction / General / Watson, Renee None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

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finding your voice while coming of age submitted by camelsamba on June 25, 2018, 11:11pm I suspect I would have enjoyed this more had I not just read The Hate U Give. This book felt meek and almost cliche in comparison. That said, it does tell an important story about race and class and finding your voice while coming of age.

The title reflects that the main character (Jade) is a collage artist who is figuring out who she is. Like Starr in _The Hate U Give_, she attends a private school outside her neighborhood. Jade's relationship with Sam (a new girl at the school who she shares a city bus ride with) accentuates issues of race - although I must say I thought Jade was a bit incurious about Sam's background. Where did she come from all of a sudden? Why does she live with her grandparents? Maybe Jade thought it would be rude to pry? The relationship between Jade and Maxine (her mentor) focus on issues of class. I did like Jade's point about how the 'opportunities' she is given (e.g. the mentorship, test prep classes, etc) so often seem like attempts to 'fix' her, especially in comparison to ones she wants (the Spanish spring break trip). The most powerful aspect is how Jade learns to speak up for herself - to her mentor Maxine, her Spanish teacher, her best school friend, among others. I hope teen readers (girls especially) will take that to heart.

Nice Book submitted by Sa05k on August 28, 2020, 5:19pm I like this book because more and more there are books that are about young black girl like myself. I like that she’s trying to find herself.

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Newbery Honor book - 2018.


PUBLISHED
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
Year Published: 2017
Description: 264 pages ; 22 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781681191058
1681191059

SUBJECTS
Mentoring -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.