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Some Places More Than Others

Written by Renee Watson

Adventure Stories Books of the Month Family / Home Stories Featured Books for 7+ readers General Fiction

Some Places More Than Others Synopsis

From New York Times bestselling and multi award-winning author Renee Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring middle grade novel about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are.

'Some of the places I am still getting to know, some of these places I have known all my life. All of these places made me, are making me.'

All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father's family in New York City - Harlem. She can't wait to finally meet her Grandpa Earl and cousins in person, and to stay in the brownstone where her father grew up. Maybe this will help her understand her family - and herself - in a new way. But New York City is not exactly what Amara thought it would be. It's noisy, crowded, confusing, and her cousins can be mean. Plus her father is too busy working to spend time with her and too angry to fix his relationship with Grandpa Earl. Amara can't help wondering, even if she does discover more about where she came from, will it help her know where she belongs?

Some Places More Than Others Press Reviews

An important and deeply moving novel - John Green, New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

Watson, with rhythm and style, somehow gets at ... the life-changing power of voice and opportunity, all wrapped up in Jade - Jason Reynolds, author of LONG WAY DOWN, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

Timely and timeless - Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winning author of BROWN GIRL DREAMING, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

A timely, nuanced, and unforgettable story - Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

Teeming with compassion and insight - Publishers Weekly, starred review, on PIECING ME TOGETHER

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ISBN: 9781526613684
Publication date: 05/09/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781526613684
Publication date: 5th September 2019
Author: Renee Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, General Fiction
Recommendations: Books of the Month

About Renee Watson

RENEE WATSON is the acclaimed author of the teen novel, This Side of Home, and two picture books: Harlem's Little Blackbird and A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, which was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Her middle grade novel, What Momma Left Me debuted as an ABA New Voices Pick. She lives in New York City. Follow her on Instagram

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