Children’s Book Committee – April Pick
The Children’s Book Committee celebrates National Poetry Month with the winner of the 2015 Claudia Lewis Award for Younger Readers. You may view the award ceremony online, including Jacqueline’s remarks delivered by her editor Nancy Paulsen.
by Jacqueline Woodson
(Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin)
Our Young Reviewer says:
I found this book beautiful. I loved the way that one character connects the Midwest, the South, and the Northeast so smoothly. Jacqueline–both the author and the narrator–explains the differences in living in each place in the U.S. I absolutely fell in love with Jacqueline’s family. I was moved by her mother’s determination, her grandmother’s quiet strength, her brother’s singing, and her littlest brother’s innocence. However, her relationship with her grandfather is enough to recommend the book.
– Julie, 15, Highland Park, New Jersey