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- DescriptionView our feature on Jacqueline Woodson's Feathers. Hope is the thing with feathers starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more holy. There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he s t white. Who is he? During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light her brother Sean s deafness, her mother s fear, the class bully s anger, her best friend s faith and her own desire for the thing with feathers. Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl s heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface.
- Author BiographyJacqueline Woodson (www.jacquelinewoodson.com) is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir BROWN GIRL DREAMING, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.Born on February 12th in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York and graduated from college with a B.A. in English. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her books include THE OTHER SIDE, EACH KINDNESS, Caldecott Honor Book COMING ON HOME SOON; Newbery Honor winners FEATHERS, SHOW WAY, and AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER, and MIRACLE'S BOYS which received the LA Times Book Prize and the Coretta Scott King Award and was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. Jacqueline is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature, the winner of the Jane Addams Children s Book Award, and was the 2013 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
- Author(s)Jacqueline Woodson
- PublisherPutnam Publishing Group
- Date of Publication01/03/2007
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPutnam Publishing Group
- Weight245 g
- Width150 mm
- Height218 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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