Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together

" --Jacqueline Woodson "Important and deeply moving." --John Green Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.

Author: Renée Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

ISBN: 1681191075

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

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2018 Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner "Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson "Important and deeply moving." --John Green Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her. Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And Jade has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. But some opportunities she doesn't really welcome, like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Just because her mentor is black and graduated from the same high school doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from. She's tired of being singled out as someone who needs help, someone people want to fix. Jade wants to speak, to create, to express her joys and sorrows, her pain and her hope. Maybe there are some things she could show other women about understanding the world and finding ways to be real, to make a difference. NPR's Best Books of 2017 A 2017 New York Public Library Best Teen Book of the Year Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2017 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017 Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 2017 2018 Josette Frank Award Winner
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Piecing Me Together

Piecing Me Together

Timely and timeless, Piecing Me Together is a book about the ways young people deal with the hardships and heartbreak of everyday living while remaining whole and true to themselves. There is a little bit of Jade in all of us.

Author: Renée Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408897331

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 272

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2018 Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner 'Important and deeply moving' JOHN GREEN 'Timely and timeless' JACQUELINE WOODSON Jade is a girl striving for success in a world that seems like it's trying to break her. She knows she needs to take every opportunity that comes her way. And she has: every day Jade rides the bus away from her friends to a private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. But some opportunities Jade could do without, like the mentor programme for 'at-risk' girls. Just because her mentor is black doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from. Why is Jade always seen as someone to fix? But with a college scholarship promised at the end of it, how can Jade say no? Jade feels like her life is made up of hundreds of conflicting pieces. Will it ever fit together? Will she ever find her place in the world? More than anything, Jade just wants the opportunity to be real, to make a difference. NPR's Best Books of 2017 A 2017 New York Public Library Best Teen Book of the Year Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2017 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017 Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 2017 2018 Josette Frank Award Winner
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

From Text to Epitext Expanding Students Comprehension Engagement and Media Literacy

From Text to Epitext  Expanding Students  Comprehension  Engagement  and Media Literacy

Students might critique Promotional Epitext for Piecing the design of an author's Me Together website and discuss how Renée Watson's author website is an exameffectively (or not) it pro ple of epitext that points to her book, Piecing Me ...

Author: Shelbie Witte

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440877506

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

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This volume explains how analyzing textual elements that aren't part of the text but connected to it can be used with K–16 students to improve comprehension, engagement, critical thinking, and media literacy. Beginning with an introduction that briefly explains Genette's theory of paratext and discusses the functions of epitext theory, this book comprises theory-to-practice chapters that showcase ways in which teachers and librarians can use elements independent of a text to discuss texts and media with students. Chapters include a practitioner's section specifying practical approaches and explanations for how to use epitext. Scaffolding an application of theory to practice, this title provides educators with an original approach to increasing literacy engagement and integration as well as for increasing media literacy and critical thinking. It includes practical ideas for using epitext in the classroom to promote critical thinking and for collaboration between teachers and librarians. It also includes editorial sidebars that provide additional "how-to" ideas, support deep thinking, make connections to relevant content in other chapters, and provide examples for students in K–16 classrooms. Explains how epitext can be used to scaffold understanding by providing summaries of content, interpretations, criticisms, and appreciations others share about the work Demonstrates the creative process by following the trail of the production of a work Helps students to explore and use various media to complement and extend their experience of a work
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What Momma Left Me

What Momma Left Me

Timely and timeless, Piecing Me Together is a book about the ways young people deal with the hardships and heartbreak of everyday living while remaining whole and true to themselves. There is a little bit of Jade in all of us.

Author: Renée Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526600929

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 240

View: 181

From the New York Times bestselling author of Piecing Me Together, a 2018 Newbery Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Author Award-winner Serenity knows she is good at keeping secrets, and she's got a whole lifetime's worth of them. Her mother is dead, her father is gone, and she and her brother have to start over again by moving in with their grandparents. At first, things seem like they could be good: a new friend, a new church, a new school. But when her brother seems to be going down the wrong path, the old fears set in. Will he end up like their dad? Will she end up like their mum? In this exquisite coming of age story, Serenity discovers it is the power of love that keeps you sure of who you are, and who you will become.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Teaching Critically about Lewis and Clark

Teaching Critically about Lewis and Clark

When accepting the 2018 Coretta Scott King Author Award for Piecing Me Together, Renée Watson said, I wonder how the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and the call to #SayHerName are impacting what girls ...

Author: Alison Schmitke

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780807763704

Category: Education

Page: 217

View: 765

"The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery is often presented as an exciting adventure story of discovery, friendship, patriotism. However, when viewed through a non-colonial lens, this same period in U.S. History can be understood quite differently. In BEYOND ADVENTURE, the authors provide a conceptual framework, ready-to-use lesson plans, and teaching resources to address oversimplified versions of the Lewis and Clark expedition"--
Categories: Education

Student Centered Literacy Assessment in the 6 12 Classroom

Student Centered Literacy Assessment in the 6 12 Classroom

Me. Together,. Goals,. and. Podcasts. Associated Text Piecing Me Together by Renée ... e essential question for the class's study of Piecing Me Together was “What is the role of goal-se ing in life ...

Author: Sean Ruday

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000614923

Category: Education

Page: 114

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In this practical and accessible book, you’ll learn how to create equitable and meaningful assessments in your instruction through an inquiry-based approach. Ruday and Caprino reimagine what asset-based literacy assessments can be and what they look like in practice by understanding that effective, asset-based literacy assessments must center on students: they must incorporate students’ unique perspectives, ideas, and experiences in meaningful and relevant ways. Instead of using assessments that focus on identifying what students don’t know, the practices presented in this book provide authentic opportunities for students to use what they do know to demonstrate their knowledge of important literacy concepts. The book is organized into three easy-to-use parts that cover: Key concepts of asset-based assessment Specific ways that these practices can be put into action Putting it all together in your own education context. A great resource for busy teachers, this book features a guide for teachers to use during professional development book studies and ready-to-implement templates when applying the assessment practices described in the book.
Categories: Education

This Side of Home

This Side of Home

Timely and timeless, Piecing Me Together is a book about the ways young people deal with the hardships and heartbreak of everyday living while remaining whole and true to themselves. There is a little bit of Jade in all of us.

Author: Renée Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781619632134

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 250

View: 160

From New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author Renée Watson comes a captivating and poignant coming-of-age urban novel about sisters, friends, and what it means to embrace change. Maya Younger and her identical twin sister, Nikki, have always agreed on the important things. Friends. Boys. School. They even plan to attend the same historically African American college. But nothing can always remain the same. As their Portland neighborhood goes from rough-and-tumble to up-and-coming, Maya feels her connection to Nikki and their community slipping away. Nikki spends more time at trendy coffee shops than backyard barbecues, and their new high school principal is more committed to erasing the neighborhood's "ghetto" reputation than honoring its history. Home doesn't feel like home anymore. As Maya struggles to hold on to her black heritage, she begins to wonder with whom--or where--she belongs. Does growing up have to mean growing apart?
Categories: Young Adult Fiction

Me vs Them

Me vs  Them

Them Even the one for me isn't the one for me Me vs. Them I'm falling apart but I will not be piecing myself together this time around My game is no longer on point and the backboard has collapsed on me The underdog is still an underdog ...

Author: Khali Raymond

Publisher: savage writer publishing

ISBN: 9780463469880

Category: Poetry

Page: 44

View: 907

I've had a year of prosperity thus far. There has been nothing but constant ascension. I've been surpassing limit after limit after limit. There is no cap to my growth and I feel gifted to become the person that I always wanted to be. However, I had a lot of people that I knew from way back when who do not want that for me. A lot of them are family, friends, and even women I had a thing for. Especially women that I had a thing for... you think they want savage riding around in a Benz? You think they want savage counting stacks of paper? You think they want savage enlightening the entire world? Everyone done took me for a joke until I stopped giving them something to laugh at... it's me vs. them.
Categories: Poetry

I ll Never Write My Memoirs

I ll Never Write My Memoirs

To some of my old collaborators, it was as though I could not exist without Jean-Paul piecing me together. I was in an ivory tower and he was making it harder for me to work with other people. I didn't care. He gave me everything I ...

Author: Grace Jones

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476765075

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 730

"Memoir from model and actress Grace Jones"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Love Is a Revolution

Love Is a Revolution

Timely and timeless, Piecing Me Together is a book about the ways young people deal with the hardships and heartbreak ... As she and the rest of Watson's characters jumped off the page and into my heart, I found myself, again and again, ...

Author: Renée Watson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526616838

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 323

View: 187

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renée Watson comes a new YA novel - a love story about not only a romantic relationship but how a girl finds herself and falls in love with who she really is. 'Reading a Renée Watson novel is like having an intimate conversation with a friend' Brandy Colbert 'deftly crafted, big-hearted, beautiful, funny, honest, and inspiring' Nicola Yoon When Nala Robertson reluctantly agrees to attend an open mic night for her cousin-sister-friend Imani's birthday, she finds herself falling in instant love with Tye Brown, the MC. He's perfect, except . . . Tye is an activist and is spending the summer putting on events for the community when Nala would rather watch movies and try out the new seasonal flavors at the local creamery. In order to impress Tye, Nala tells a few tiny lies to have enough in common with him. As they spend more time together, sharing more of themselves, some of those lies get harder to keep up. As Nala falls deeper into keeping up her lies and into love, she'll learn all the ways love is hard, and how self-love is revolutionary. In Love Is a Revolution, plus size girls are beautiful and get the attention of the hot guys, the popular girl clique is not shallow but has strong convictions and substance, and the ultimate love story is not only about romance but about how to show radical love to the people in your life, including to yourself.
Categories: Young Adult Fiction