Epub ¿ Some Places More Than Others 208 pages Download æ Randarenewables

Reader ´ Some Places More Than Others ´ Renée Watson

Amily and stay in the brownstone where her dad grew up Plus she wants to visit every landmark from the Apollo to Langston Hughes's homeBut her family and even the city is not uite what Amara thought Her dad doesn’t speak to her grandpa and the crowded streets can be suffocating as well as inspiri Fantastic

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Some Places More Than OthersNg But as she learns and about Harlem and her father’s history Amara realizes how in some ways than others she can connect with this other home and familyThis is a powerful story about family the places that make us who we are and how we find ways to connect to our history across time and distanc I took a bath and devoured this book in one sitting which was just what I needed This was such a deeply loveable book

Renée Watson ´ Some Places More Than Others Book

Epub ¿ Some Places More Than Others 208 pages Download æ Randarenewables ☆ Newbery Honor author Renée Watson explores a family’s relationships and Harlem—its history culture arts and peopleAll Amara wants is to visit her father's family in Harlem Her wish comes true when her dad decides to bNewbery Honor author Renée Watson explores a family’s relationships and Harlem its history culture arts and peopleAll Amara wants is to visit her father's family in Harlem Her wish comes true when her dad decides to bring her along on a business trip She can't wait to finally meet her extended f Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || Pinterest I don't read a lot of middle grade books but I enjoyed Watson's contribution to the YA title WATCH US RISE that I really wanted to see of her work SOME PLACES MORE THAN OTHERS seemed like another title that would explore identity heritage and growing up in a positive and interesting way delving in deeper to serious issues rather than merely scratching at the surface as so many books aimed at teens seem to doSOME PLACES MORE THAN OTHERS is about a twelve year old black girl named Amara who lives in Beaverton Oregon Her father works at Nike and her mother is pregnant with her younger sister She has one close friend and apart from that isn't really interested in much besides shoes and school and her one birthday wish going to New York to meet her extended familyHer father is estranged from Amara's grandfather and hasn't spoken to him for twelve years Both of her parents are reluctant to allow the trip because of all the emotional baggage that will have to be unpacked but Amara's incessant wheedling and her pointing out that there might not be a chance for later when the baby is born end up causing her parents to relent although her mother issues a caveat that things will be awkward and that Amara should do her best to help her father and grandfather reunite because that's not pressure at allAmara is really excited to be in Harlem which is rich in black history and black cultural heritage as well as to meet her grandfather and her two older cousins However apart from her grandfather nobody is really that thrilled to see her and the distance and tension between her grandfather and her father is worse than Amara thought As she gathers information about New York and her family for a class project Amara learns many important lessons about family forgiveness and heritage all while trying to navigate her place in the family and the many shapes that love can takeI actually liked this a lot Amara can be a little annoying but in that way that a lot of little kids can be annoying which stems from ignorance and innocent selfishness and not a lack of good writing She's a fully fleshed out character who feels like a real person and Renee Watson did a great job writing like a kid I also thought the rest of the family was really well written and I enjoyed how so many parts of this book felt like a love letter to black history and culture in New York There are so many places and names mentioned and I bet actually having been to New York makes those mentions even satisfying I know for me New York is on my bucket list of places I need to see; it's just risen even higher after reading this book and seeing how awesome it is through Amara's eyesThis is a great book for kids It's got positive rep good values and deals with serious issues and it doesn't condescend to its audience at all Kids can sense that especially smart kids and I think SOME PLACES MORE THAN OTHERS will really resonate with its target audience Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest review   4 stars