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Piecing Me Together

by Renee Watson

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
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    Feb 2017, 272 pages

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A timely story that tackles race and class, and examines the power of art, community and friendship.

Race and class in American culture certainly dominate the news right now. These two things seem to divide people more than anything else. But it doesn't have to be this way, and literature can teach us this. Renee Watson's exquisite Young Adult novel Piecing Me Together restores faith into those who believe in humanity's inherent goodness – and those who believe in unity and opportunity among all races and classes.

Jade, a high school junior, is the protagonist of this story set in Portland, Oregon, and she's willing to do whatever it takes to achieve her dreams – even if that means leaving her home behind. She admits, "The universe was telling me that in order for me to make something of this life, I'd have to leave home, my neighborhood, my friends." And she does. Jade accepts a scholarship to a predominantly white school because she sees this move as...

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