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Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

Feathers (edition 2007)

by Jacqueline Woodson

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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.
Authors:Jacqueline Woodson
Info:Putnam Juvenile (2007), Hardcover, 208 pages
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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.
  olivia.comstock | Apr 19, 2023 |
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.
  Kimmie.Burks | Apr 19, 2023 |
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.
  alliewilber | Apr 18, 2023 |
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. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
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.
  MarlenePreciado | Feb 10, 2022 |
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Hope is the thing with feathers/ that perches in the soul,/ And sings the tune—without the words,/ And never stops at all  —Emily Dickinson
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His coming into the classroom that morning was the only new thing.
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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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