Some places more than others
by Watson, Renée,
|Format:||Print Book 2019|
|Availability:||Available at 31 Libraries 34 of 35 copies|
From Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring novel for middle schoolers about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are.
All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father's family in New York City--Harlem, to be exact. 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 new way.
But New York City is not exactly what Amara thought it would be. It's crowded, with confusing subways, suffocating sidewalks, and her father is too busy with work to spend time with her and too angry to spend time with Grandpa Earl. As she explores, asks questions, and learns more and more about Harlem and about her father and his family history, she realizes how, in some ways more than others, she connects with him, her home, and her family.
Acclaim for Piecing Me Together
Newbery Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Author Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Young Adult Finalist
A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens
A Chicago Public Library Best Book, Teen Fiction
An ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults
An NPR Best Book
A Kirkus Reviews ' Best Teen Book
A Refinery29 Best Book
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African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction.
Family life -- Fiction.
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Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Juvenile fiction.
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Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
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|Publisher|| New York :Bloomsbury Children's Books,2019
194 pages ; 22 cm