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Harbor me

by Woodson, Jacqueline,

Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 7 Libraries 7 of 7 copies
Available (7)
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Woodson
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Woodson
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Audiovisual Collection j CD Woodson
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Audiovisual Collection j CD Woodson
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Audiobooks J CD BK WOO
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Northland Public Library Children's Audio Books J FIC WOODSON (COMPACT DISC)
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Summary
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Jacqueline 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 stories.

It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with 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 of 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 more ready for the rest of their lives.

Cast of Narrators:
N'Jameh Camara, as Haley
Jose Carrera, as Tiago
Dean Flanagan, as Ashton
Angel Romero, as Esteban
Toshi Widoff-Woodson, as Holly
Mikelle Wright-Matos, as Amari
and also featuring the author, Jacqueline Woodson, as Ms. Laverne
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Six fifth- and sixth-graders, all in a special class for those who learn differently, are suddenly given, by their beloved teacher, an extra hour of safe space an empty classroom where they are told they can talk about anything or nothing. At first, it's nothing. Then, Haley, the book's narrator, describes how each child begins to unfold. Esteban's story demands to be told first; Immigration Services have taken his father away. The others lend sympathy and support, and then, over the course of a school year, more confidences are shared. Ashton, one of the school's few white kids, is bullied. Amari sketches guns and worries about being shot. Puerto Rican Tiago struggles with being American, yet not American. Haley's own story is intertwined with that of her best friend, Holly. Haley's red hair comes from her father, but he's in jail and Haley's mother is dead; an uncle cares for the hyperactive Holly. The plot, at times, creaks, especially the setup. But the magic is in the writing. Woodson tells stories torn from headlines but personalizes them with poetry and memories, blunting their trauma with understanding and love. Haley's history weaves in and out, drawing readers close. These children become each other's safe harbors, and Woodson brilliantly shows readers how to find the connections we all need. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A national author tour will support the beloved author of Brown Girl Dreaming (2014).--Ilene Cooper Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming) celebrates all that is essential and good for humanity-compassion, understanding, security, and freedom-in this touching novel about six children with special needs. Sixth-grader Haley and her best friend, Holly, don't know much about their four male classmates when they are placed in a self-contained classroom. They soon discover the things that they do and do not have in common when, on Friday afternoons, their teacher takes them to ARTT (a room to talk). Here, without adult supervision, the class can have conversations about anything. Usually the students use the time to unburden themselves of problems ranging from a parent's deportation to bullying in the schoolyard. Haley is the last to spill her secrets, about her mother's death and why her father is in prison, and afterwards she is rewarded with a feeling of lightness, "like so many bricks had been lifted off me," she says. Woodson's skills as poet and master storyteller shine brightly here as she economically uses language to express emotion and delve into the hearts of her characters. Showing how America's political and social issues affect children on a daily basis, this novel will leave an indelible mark on readers' minds. Ages 10-up. (Aug.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Dysfunctional families -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Schools -- Juvenile sound recordings.
African Americans -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Hispanic Americans -- Juvenile sound recordings.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Family problems -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Hispanic Americans -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Camara, N'Jameh, narrator.
Carrera, Jose, narrator.
Flanagan, Dean, narrator.
Romero, Angel, narrator.
Widoff-Woodson, Toshi, narrator.
Wright-Matos, Mikelle, narrator.
Listening Library, publisher.
Participants/Performers N'Jameh Camara, Jose Carrera, Dean Flanagan, Angel Romero, Toshi Widoff-Woodson, Jacqueline Woodson, Mikelle Wright-Matos.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 3 audio discs (4 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780525639107
0525639101
9780525637936
0525637931
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