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Renée Watson

Författare till Piecing Me Together

26+ verk 4,415 medlemmar 197 recensioner 1 favoritmärkta

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Inkluderar namnen: Renée Watson, Renée Watson

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Verk av Renée Watson

Piecing Me Together (2017) 1,203 exemplar
Ways to Make Sunshine (2020) 480 exemplar
Watch Us Rise (2019) 405 exemplar
This Side of Home (2015) 317 exemplar
Betty Before X (2018) 274 exemplar
Some Places More Than Others (2019) 262 exemplar
Ways to Grow Love (2021) 231 exemplar
Love Is a Revolution (2021) 214 exemplar
What Momma Left Me (2010) 144 exemplar
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen (2010) 107 exemplar
Maya’s Song (2022) 38 exemplar
Ways to Share Joy (2022) 34 exemplar
Ways to Build Dreams (2023) 17 exemplar

Associerade verk

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 532 exemplar
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (2018) — Bidragsgivare — 379 exemplar
The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth (2020) — Bidragsgivare — 182 exemplar
The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 107 exemplar
Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories about Living Fabulously Fat (2021) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar

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Vedertaget namn
Watson, Renée
Födelsedag
1978-07-29
Kön
female
Nationalitet
USA
Födelseort
Paterson, New Jersey, USA

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Recensioner

A very powerful story and beautiful and impactful illustrations paired with it
 
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JadynFlo | 24 andra recensioner | Apr 16, 2024 |
Two acclaimed, award-winning creators team up to present this moving, introspective poetry collection celebrating the possibilities of Black girlhood complemented by atmospheric mixed-media illustrations.

Showcasing varied poetic forms such as free verse and tanka, Watson reflects on coming of age as a Black girl in a society that habitually flattens Black experiences into easily digestible stereotypes. The opening poem, “Where I’m From,” is inspired by the work of Puerto Rican writer Willie Perdomo, and it peels back the layers of Watson’s identity, creating a harmonious alchemy of personal and cultural history that incorporates familiar touchstones and inheritances like “east coast hip-hop and island tradition.” Themes of resilience and perseverance are interwoven throughout, exploring how Black girls’ existence is often a testament to survival. Some poems contemplate the trauma that results from systemic racism and misogynoir; “A Pantoum for Breonna Taylor” notes how white supremacy weaponizes the basic necessity of rest: “Breonna, who reminded us that Black women / are not even safe in our sleep.” But Watson doesn’t dwell in despair; she finds safety in the healing power of love. Other poems, including “Lessons on Being a Sky Walker,” are rallying cries, encouraging Black girls to honor their roots and cherish their versatility. Watson’s reconstructions of childhood delights and teenage wounds examine the collision of race, gender, and class. Holmes’ tender, vibrant art enhances the poems.

A compelling ode to self-resurrection and Black sisterhood that finds much-needed light in the world’s darkness. (Poetry. 12-18)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | Apr 4, 2024 |
Gr 3–5—Ryan is a ray of sunshine whose positivity is infectious, even during challenging times. Watson takes a look
at the everyday ups and downs of kid life in this series debut following a young Black girl in Portland, OR. Readers
are bound to fall in love with enthusiastic Ryan and her warm, loving family.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 13 andra recensioner | Apr 2, 2024 |
Gr 2–5—An illustrated work on the 1619 Project for young readers, this adaptation begins with a school assignment
and quickly immerses readers in beauty and terror. This stunning work offers a glimpse into the history of the Black
American experience before and after the slave trade; the elevated language and breathtaking artwork will have a
lasting effect.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 24 andra recensioner | Apr 1, 2024 |

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Statistik

Verk
26
Även av
7
Medlemmar
4,415
Popularitet
#5,674
Betyg
4.1
Recensioner
197
ISBN
133
Språk
2
Favoritmärkt
1

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