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Harbor Me Free read ä 104 ✓ ⚡ [PDF] ✍ Harbor Me By Jacqueline Woodson ✵ – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk Jacueline Woodson's first middle grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their storiesIt all starts when s Jacueline Woodson's first middleJacueline Woodson's first middle grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their storiesIt all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat by themselves wit. I don't often read books targeted for the middle school reader but this is Woodson and I love how she tackles difficult subject She does the same here portraying six eleven and twelve year olds all a different ethnicity and from different backgrounds All six have a harder time academically in school for a few it is the language barrier for another not being able to be still They are in an experimental classroom and have an amazing teacher who sees a need and fills it the best way She let's them leave her classroom making available an empty art room just so they can talk about whatever they want without adult involvement The kids call it ARTT a room to talk At first they find this awkward but eventually we learn their stories and what herartfelt stories they areWoodson show how the many problems so many face whether it is a parent in prison the abrupt growing up of s black boy or a young boy whose father has been taken by ICE affect these young people She does it in a way that is easy to relate too and takes many of our nation's headlines making them personal If one can see and get to know someone different than you ones views change as these six kids experience this for themselves I felt for all of them uite impossible to notA fantastic reading and learning experience for middle schoolers a book that will open the lines of communication or so I believe I know just the young lady a big reader who will appreciate this book and she will be receiving it for her tenth birthdayARC from Edelweiss

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F racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes When the six are together they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world And together they can grow braver and ready for the rest of their live. Thanks to a Kid Lit Exchange reviewer for sharing her free review copy from #NerdCampMI with usThere are some books that I label teaching books and this is most certainly one of them Of course it's one I want kids to pick up on their own as well but it's one I want read out loud to every 5th and 6th grade class in the US this school year It's one that might seem so so familiar to many students but it's also a story that may need a bit or a lot of adult led discussion to truly get the messages across to students in areas not as familiar with the issues of parent incarceration deportation and city life I'll be honest this is true of my tiny rural school district in Wisconsin Kids will or should have lots of uestions about the content and it would be such a rich class discussion novel Loved the poetry included and the kid led discussions An incredibly shortfast readI'd say the sweet spot for this book is 5th and 6th grade up through middle school if students are willing to read about characters several years younger than them Fine for 4th grade but there may be a lot uestions about police brutality the younger the readers are and depending on the location of the readersagain with my suggestion for whole class read aloud

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Harbor MeH no adults to listen in There in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room short for A Room to Talk they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears o. What a difference a year makes Last year was a nonfiction reading year for me and at Thanksgiving I read Jacueline Woodson’s new novella to jump start my fiction reading in the year ahead In this year I have primarily been reading fiction to escape the reality that is life in 2020 My reading has taking me to many different times and places providing me with a necessary respite from the world Then there are Jacueline Woodson’s books Harbor Me is the sixth one of hers that I have read and I am determined to read all of them because her writing is that good Harbor Me is the most realistic book I have read in awhile it also provides the adolescent protagonists with a respite from the crazy world around them in a safe spot that is only theirs Haley Shondell McGrath is twelve years old and about to enter seventh grade along with her best friend Holly Like most of Woodson’s books Harbor Me is set in Brooklyn Seventh grade is Unfamiliar to Haley and Holly because they just completed sixth grade in an untraditional Montessori like classroom Their school believed that if they brought together eight students who learned differently in one classroom with a dedicated teacher that they were excel in school and transition back to a traditional classroom The eight students uickly became six Haley Holly Amari Ashton Esteban and Tiago They came from diverse backgrounds and all needed a safe space so that they could focus on their learning In Ms Laverne’s fifthsixth grade classroom they learned about the early history of New York poetry and all other subjects in a loving safe environment The six students still behaved like typical tweens and Ms Laverne believed that they needed an even safer place away from adults to talk freely The students would be able to harbor each other to safety for the last hour of school on Friday in their own room that they dub ARTT A place to talk I have yet to find many contemporary authors who develop characters in as short a time as Jacueline Woodson Harbor Me is geared toward a young adult audience but contains characters and issues that are taken straight from the issues plaguing society today Haley is being raised by her uncle because her father has been in jail for eight years after an accident that killed his wife Haley’s mother Haley is now an eleven year beautiful young lady dubbed as Red to her friends and her uncle has taken on the role of both mother and father to her flawlessly Haley enjoys literature and other typical adolescent activities but is a defined introvert as she keeps the events that shaped her young life buried deep inside of her Holly is the yin to Haley’s yang She talks a mile a minute and can not sit still The girls have been best friends since first grade and enjoy sleepovers every week while Holly’s mom Kira takes care of Haley’s hair and other motherly roles that her uncle can not provide Readers can sense that the girls are the type of friends who will be there for each other for the rest of their lives; they will harbor each other through thick and thin The girls are joined in their classroom by four boys with distinct life issues and personalities Esteban’s father has been taken to a detention camp because he is in the United States illegally The father sends his children poetry and tells them to dream big because they are American and that means gold The threat of returning to the Dominican Republic is real and students in the ARTT room become Esteban’s safety net Amari has been given the talk about how to navigate life safely by his father no nerf or suirt guns because cops do not see that Amari does not think it is fair because he is an American but he wants to do well by his parents so he heeds their warnings He is a gifted artist and turns to painting to get through turbulent times We do not know much about Tiago only that he is Puerto Rican his family comes from the Bronx and that he would rather speak Spanish than English as he does at home Ashton’s family moved from suburban Connecticut to Brooklyn after his father lost his job and received an offer in the city Fate had brought the six students together and throughout the school year they become close friends listening to the advice of their teacher harboring each other Jacueline Woodson adeptly weaves together key issues that are plaguing people of all walks of life today Haley Holly Amari Esteban Ashton and Tiago could be real adolescents who have to deal with issues like deportation police violence and parents behind bars Woodson tells these stories in a way that make them accessible to young readers and also to adult readers who might have difficulties with navigating these unprecedented times When I think of a harbor I think of immigrants passing the Statue of Liberty on their way to Ellis Island to becoming Americans Woodson had this in mind as well and she has her protagonists engage in weekly rap sessions so that they have a safe spot to harbor their dreams on the way to achieving the dream of becoming successful Americans The year 2020 might have thrown us a curve ball but Jacueline Woodson remains a steady voice in young adult literature She reminds readers that Americans come from all walks of life and to be respectful of the differences that has made this country what it is It is refreshing to read her words and I will gladly take the time to see what she has in store for her readers moving forward 4 stars