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Feathers (edition 2007)
by Jacqueline Woodson
Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
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In this book a young girl is growing up in a segregated world and has a brother who is deaf. She shares her experiences and the importance of being kind to others. I would give this book to my 4th grade class and talk about what are simple kind things we can do to people around us.
This book could be a good choice book for intermediate aged students.
This book is about a young girl named Frannie and how she lives life with a brother who is deaf. She also has to navigate what it means to be nice to others and the importance of being kind.
I would use this book in my classroom to start discussion about deafness and what stereotypes there may be about this disability. I would also use it to talk about the power of kindness. This book may be controversial because of the mention of Christianity and Jesus throughout the book.
I would recommend this book to older elementary or middle school students. This book goes through the story of a 6th grade girl names Frannie who has an older brother named Sean who is deaf. This would be good in the classroom to raise awareness for students who are deaf, and could be something that deaf students could read and feel as if they belong.
Gorgeous and moving and quiet and sad -- well, and hopeful, too. The language is extraordinary, painting pictures in the mind. The topics are real kid topics. It's good.
I had to read this book a couple of times before I was able to fully understand the concepts but when I was finally able to understand it it was truly eye opening. The author uses great ways to talk about segregation without actually talking about it.
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When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)813.6Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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