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Locomotion (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Jacqueline Woodson

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Title:Locomotion
Authors:Jacqueline Woodson
Info:Putnam Publishing Group (2003), Paperback
Collections:Chapter Books, African American, Realistic Fiction, Poetry, Read but unowned
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This book includes about 60 poems that tell the story of a young boy, Lonnie, who is separated from his sister Lili after their parents die in a fire tragedy. He misses his parents terribly and is hopeful that someday his sister and he will be able to be together. Lonnie is encouraged by his teaecher to write his feelings on paper and he does that by writing there poems. Wonderful book!
  Enessa | Dec 7, 2014 |
Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson tells a story, in poetry form, of a teenage boy who lost both of his parents to a house fire. In school, his teacher helps him get into poetry and he uses that to convey all his feelings, memories, and emotions. I would recommend this book to fourth through fifth graders or with anyone coping with loss. ( )
  Nijania | Dec 4, 2014 |
It was a very different read because it was written in poetry, but I really liked it and it fascinated me a lot.
  Madison_DeWeerdt | Dec 4, 2014 |
This book is about a young boy named Lonnie who is 11 years old and has lost his parents in a house fire. Him and his sister were the only survivors in the whole family. The book is made up of poems that Ronnie has written through his school in his school notebook. ( )
  emilyann93 | Nov 26, 2014 |
A book of poetry written by a teen who lost both his parents in a fire and was separated from his little sister in foster care. Lonnie's teacher tells her students to start a book of poetry and through these poems, Lonnie starts to heal. Good story, but not something I would read in class. Maybe recommend to individual students for independent reading. ( )
  rhigginbotham | Nov 24, 2014 |
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Name all the people
You're always thinking about People are poems
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For Toshi Georginanna and Juna Franklin
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This whole book's a poem 'cause every time I try to tell the whole story my mind goes Be quiet! Only it's not my mind's voice,
It's Miss Edna's over and over and over Be quiet!
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You see God everywhere these days. Especially when Miss Edna makes her sweet potato pie and when your little sister smiles
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0142415529, Paperback)

When Lonnie Collins Motion was seven years old, his life changed forever. Now Lonnie is eleven and his life is about to change again. His teacher, Ms. Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper. And suddenly, Lonnie has a whole new way to tell the world about his life, his friends, his little sister, Lili, and even his foster mom, Miss Edna, who started out crabby but isn’t so bad after all. Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson’s lyrical voice captures Lonnie’s thoughtful perspectives of the world and his determination to one day put a family together again.

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In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.

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