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Harbor Me
Harbor Me | Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories. It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.
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MsLeah8417
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jacqueline Woodson never disappoints.

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LoverofLit
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This book was phenomenal. My first of Woodson's but definitely not my last. Her writing is so lyrical and her characters so diverse emotionally, I flew through this book and ate up every word. Highly recommend.
#Booked2019 Diverse Middle Grade
@Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft

Cinfhen So funny as @throwmeabook just posted something very similar also for #Booked2019 😁🎉 2mo
LoverofLit @Cinfhen Haha great minds think alike! 😊 2mo
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throwmeabook
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My companion during #schoolpickup this week. A beautifully written and touching story of compassion, understanding, acceptance and the uplifting and supportive power of friendship. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #Booked2019 #Booked2019Summer #diversemiddlegrade

4thhouseontheleft Great pick! I've read some of her books, but not this one yet. Would you recommend the audio version? 2mo
Cinfhen I‘ve seen glowing reviews for this book 2mo
throwmeabook @4thhouseontheleft the audio is full cast - not sure if I like that. I would have liked to have had the book to go back and reread some passages/lines that touched me. 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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My #booked2019 for #summer is done! All were picks for me but I think the tagged book was my favorite.
#booktomovie
#muslimauthorormc
#comicorgraphicnovel
#diversemiddlegrade
#bookgiftedtoyou
#genrebusting

Cinfhen Great job ‼️🙌🏻 3mo
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OriginalCyn620
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I‘ve only read one other book by Woodson (Another Brooklyn) and this one is just as beautiful. Woodson is a fantastic writer! #booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade

4thhouseontheleft Her books are fantastic! You should check out 3mo
Cinfhen Definitely agree with both of you!!! Woodson is praiseworthy @4thhouseontheleft @OriginalCyn620 although I haven‘t read the tagged book yet 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have to get to Brown Girl Dreaming also! @Cinfhen @4thhouseontheleft 3mo
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NovelNancy
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Six students in Ms. Laverne's class who all have stories & struggles. Weekly, the 6 students have an hour to simply talk with no adults in the room. They meet in a former art room which they rename ARTT (a room to talk). This is one of the sweetest books I have ever read. Though it doesn't necessarily end where everyone lives happily ever after, it affirms the power of friendship, understanding and hope.

IvoryLunatic Have you read anything else by her? I never feel likes there‘s a ton of action but you still walk away feeling good about having taken the time to read/listen to her books. 3mo
NovelNancy I have read quite a few of her books - mostly young adult but also her adult book (and a new one is coming out this fall!) I agree, her books are more character driven than plot driven, but she has amazing insight into humanity. Her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming is excellent. Another sweet story is If You Come Softly. 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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Jacqueline Woodson is a national treasure. It takes a special kind of author to write a story for middle grade readers and make this 41 year old nod along with every page. It just bursts with life and love. 4🌟 My #DiverseMiddleGrade pick for #Booked2019.

BarbaraTheBibliophage Lovely review! 5mo
Cinfhen OMG!!! You‘re practically a middle grader yourself xxx great review #springbunny 🐰😁 5mo
TrishB I think I have one of hers ready for middle grade read too! It will be fine now 👍🏻 5mo
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merelybookish She is so good! I think I've read 3 of her books and they were all beautifully written. 5mo
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen Better middle grade than middle age! 😉 5mo
Cinfhen Hahaha 💕😜🤘🏼#truth 5mo
BarbaraBB Great review! 5mo
Suet624 You're right. She's definitely a national treasure. 5mo
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sblbooks
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My Sunday afternoon listen on Audible. Harbor: verb to give shelter to, to offer Refuge to. A diverse middle grade read, I like how the six kids in the story support each other.
#MiddleGradeMay @megnews @SaturnDoo

megnews I liked this one. Have you read Woodson‘s Another Brooklyn or Brown Girl Dreaming? I loved them. (edited) 6mo
sblbooks @megnews No I haven't. This is the first book I've read by this author. 6mo
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Relaxing on the couch with my kitty-cat and my audiobook.

hermyknee What a wonderful weekend! 6mo
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R.L.Walker
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Awesome read along with my students. It's encouraging a lot of empathy!!

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MaggieCarr
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4.5☆ Middle Grade | Harbor Me | Fall 2018
For fans of Angie Thomas, Jason Reynolds,
Elizabeth Acevedo, Nic Stone & Ibi Zoboi
I'm sure to read every new title from Jacqueline Woodson and I'm slowly working through some of her earlier works too. Why is it that racial topics mentioned in her book If You Come Softly [1998] are still relevant issues today, 20 years later? I sincerely hope we aren't still trying to solve today's problems in 2040.

Tamra I love Woodson. Timeless writing! 9mo
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tjwill
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“Read those poems in all kinds of American, son.” 🙌🏽
Esteban‘s father loves to write, and Esteban shares one poem with his friends. 🥰

wordzie 😁❤ 9mo
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Lindy
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”If the worst thing in the world happened, would I help protect someone else? Would I let myself be a harbor for someone who needs it?‘ Then she said, ‘I want each of you to say to the other: I will harbor you.‘”

Six Grade 5 students with learning differences have weekly time to talk to each other without adults. A tender novel shows how compassion & friendship can help kids deal with the effects social issues have on them. Full cast #audiobook.

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Lindy
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And in the night, when the dog barks at shadows, tell him
not to be afraid of what he cannot see
or the things he does not yet understand.
There is mystery everywhere.
Beneath rocks, there is damp earth
and an army of ants
planning a revolution.

GondorGirl 😍😍😍 9mo
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irre
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Taking advantage of the delayed opening to finish up this beautiful middle grade book. Woodson is amazing as always.

JennyM Woodson ❤️ 10mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Today on @unabridgedpod, we're talking about some of our favorite books of the year. Jacqueline Woodson's Harbor Me was one of my choices. I recently finished reading this book with my 11 year old (it was my second time through). I'm not sure what he thought, but (as he pointed out to my husband) I cried at least twice and teared up even more. He was disappointed in parts because he thought there wasn't enough action . . . (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod but I think it grabbed him as he came to know the characters. We had some good, though difficult, discussions about Tamir Rice, about ICE, about drunk driving . . . about how much we love our dogs. And the writing! The sentences! I could just dive in at any point and revel in the beauty of Woodson's writing. The characters are so real, and Haley's communication of her need to hang onto the uniqueness of her experience in the ARTT room is lovely. 10mo
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dragondrool
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1. Goldfish meme
2. Sparkling water can
3. YA Realistic fiction
4. A couple of weekends ago
5. Not my thing

BookishTrish 😂 that is DARK. 12mo
dragondrool @BookishTrish Dark, but funny. Pedro (my goldfish)will never get the chance to follow suit. 11mo
LindaMcGraw16 @dragondrool I thought Pedro was Flash‘s goldfish...🤨😆 11mo
dragondrool @LindaMcGraw16 He only started out as Flash's fish. Since then he has relinquished custody. He would've let Pedro die when the condo tanked. He wouldn't have gotten him a palace and rescued him. 11mo
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BookInMyHands
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Six middle schoolers are left in a room together, with no adults, for the last class of each day for the school year. Their powerful friendship develops through hard talks about social issues, racism, immigration, culture, and family. They find sanctuary with each other, a safe harbor.

Another stellar story by Jacqueline Woodson. I‘ll read anything she writes.

76 of 100 #crossculturalstories read

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Tamra
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If we don‘t want to raise more generations of narcissistic xenophobes, Woodson‘s works should be part of all classroom and home libraries.

I loved the conversation Woodson has at the end with her son! P.S. Her son LOVES Jason Reynolds.

My children are lucky to live in a world with the likes of Woodson, Reynolds, and Alexander. 💜👏🏾

Saknicole Strong sell! I'm interested! 12mo
Tamra @Saknicole her books are simply awesome! I‘m a fan girl. 😁 12mo
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smactalk
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Moves into my top 5 favorite books of all time! Needs to be the first book you begin the year with your students!

Chelleo Sounds great! Stacking! Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. #LitsyWelcomeWagon 12mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🎈🎈 12mo
RaimeyGallant Welcome! 12mo
Slajaunie Welcome! 📖📚 12mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 12mo
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Eggs
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All humans need harboring 💔

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Peaceful_Reader
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Finished Ghost Boy and moving on to Harbor me by my idol Jacqueline Woodson. I‘m in a reading roll!

smactalk You will not be disappointed! Moves into my top 5 favorites of all time! 12mo
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Poetryfreak38
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Such a good book!!!

Peddler410 I started this on audio and decided I wanted to see the words as I listened. I wanted better focus. So .... this one is on temporary hold. 13mo
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TheNextBook
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I saw so many children that I know in this book. It is extremely well written and gives children credit for just how smart, intuitive and observant they are. I loved it. I just finished and already gave it to my kid knowing that it‘s a book that will spark incredibly important conversations. I highly recommend this.

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TheNextBook
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My nephew spent the weekend over here after my bday, asked a few questions about what I was reading and what I was looking forward to and then ordered this book for me. I was so happy that he even thought to do that. I‘m starting it now. I love Woodson. She is such a great author.

DivineDiana Very thoughtful of him! 👏🏻 13mo
kgriffith What a lovely gift, both your book and your nephew 💜 13mo
TheNextBook @DivineDiana It was very sweet and completely out of nowhere! I was surprised and excited. 13mo
TheNextBook @kgriffith yeah, he is amazing. 13mo
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megnews
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Read this book.

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Notafraidofwords I can relate so hard 😪 14mo
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amma-keep-reading
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This my second Jacqueline Woodson book and once again I devoured it. Although this is a middle-grade book I recommend it to anybody who works with first generation or immigrant families. It's a great conversation starter.

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megnews
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“My uncle is a ...storyteller. He says the hardest part of telling a story is finding the beginning.”

#upnext #currentlyreading

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MaureenMc
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Another gorgeous, heart-wrenching book from Jacqueline Woodson. A group of “special” middle schoolers come together each Friday to just talk. Through the year, they share their stories and learn to trust each other. Loved it.

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WanderingBookaneer
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This book is evidence that Woodson is deserving of being the National Ambassor for Young People's Literature.

Six diverse young people meet in the ARTT room (A Room to Talk) to talk freely and share their concerns. They all struggle in school and each is dealing with familial issues such as an incarcerated parent, the threat of deportation, or the reality of being African American in the U.S. ⬇️

WanderingBookaneer The plot sounds simplistic when described that way, but what Woodson manages to do is show us a sliver of 21st century urban Americana. 1y
Peddler410 I‘m listening to this on Audible .... so far, I‘m of the opinion that this is one I need to read with my eyes 👀 I love that Woodson reads the teacher‘s part, but I need to be more focused for the full wonderfulness of this story to dig deep. Maybe a read-along with the audio will do the trick. 1y
Tamra I love Woodson. 1y
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UnabridgedPod
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This book is perfection. I can't wait to share it with my middle schooler. Woodson beautifully builds a world, a community, and a commentary on our world. Each character is perfectly realized, and though there aren't twists, there are surprises, revelations, and epiphanies. Amazing and genuine novel.

jdiehr I had the privilege of meeting Jacqueline Woodson a couple of years ago. I loved "Brown Girl Dreaming." Now I'll have to read this one! 1y
UnabridgedPod @jdiehr This is my favorite of hers since Brown Girl Dreaming. Just gorgeous. 1y
jdiehr @Unabridged Added to my stack. Somehow I hadn't heard of this one so thanks for posting : ) 1y
UnabridgedPod @jdiehr You‘re so welcome! I hope you enjoy it. 😄 1y
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LauraBeth
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“...the hardest part of telling a story is finding the beginning.”

DivineDiana Bitsy is very kind! ❤️ 1y
LauraBeth She‘s a pushover @DivineDiana 😂 1y
emtobiasz It is a truth universally acknowledged that all pets prefer someone else‘s bed 🙄 1y
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tjwill I just bought this! 1y
Reecaspieces And Bitsy allows this? Oh. Never mind..she is like my bunch..it‘s all in the family 1y
LeahBergen 😂😂 1y
LauraBeth @tjwill 🙌🙌 I started it today and love it so far! 1y
LauraBeth @emtobiasz exactly 😂😂 1y
LauraBeth @Reecaspieces Bitsy is a sweetheart 💕 Just like your bunch 1y
Reecaspieces @LauraBeth I need to meet bitsy. She would love me! 👏🏻😂😂😂 1y
LauraBeth @LeahBergen I need to buy my poor cats their own bed 😂 1y
LauraBeth She would absolutely adore you @Reecaspieces! 1y
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moarbookspleaze
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Yesterday‘s book mail.

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Garabrandtreviews
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Six kids go to a room on fridays to talk. Once they learn this is a safe place, it becomes their spot to talk about anything bothering them. Loss of loved ones, bullying, racial profiling and change in circumstances. Told with depth and honesty, this is a really important book. ☆☆☆☆☆

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MrsGreen
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@penguinrandomhouse | free ARC | out August 28! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#middlegrade must read! Six kids are grouped together for instruction and given a free hour weekly to talk. The things they are living with: parents in prison, parents taken away, possible deportation, being rich when your friends are poor, etc. it is amazing the way these struggles are laced together and presented. Not only will students connect with it, but teachers need to read it too!

Tamra I am a Woodson fan girl. 😄 1y
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mdemanatee
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This made me cry. We know Woodson is good with words. But, man. There were times I wanted it to push a little more, but I can‘t really articulate how. I just wanted to give them all a huge hug. And there are a couple lines that lead me to believe this is a special ed class and that kind of representation where it is just a nonchalant given circumstance is SO important.

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mklong
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While this book doesn‘t transcend its middle grade designation the way Brown Girl Dreaming does, it does discuss important issues of cultural and socioeconomic divisions in a way that is accessible for a young reader. Woodson manages this accessibility without coming across didactic or condescending to her young audience. I don‘t remember anyone writing this way for young people when I was one, but I‘m glad we have her now. #PenguinFirsttoRead

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Harbor Me blends the simplicity of 6 marginalized kids sitting together talking with the complexity of the issues facing those kids, including bullying, race, deportation, parental loss, and the prison system. It‘s a wonderful way to educate some and allow others to be seen while ruminating on the meaning of freedom. While this is a middle grade novel, I feel it could be enjoyed by anyone.

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abbylibrarian
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Such a wonderful and needed book. We all need people to harbor us sometimes; this story is about six very different kids brought together by a loving teacher to do just that. Woodson writes with such respect for her child audience. Super.

Tamra I 💜 Woodson 1y
Eggs 💖💖Woodson 1y
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Leftik
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This was awaiting me at home!!! #yaybooks

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MidnightBookGirl
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Beautifully written and brings all the feels! 6 5th graders, struggling with school and life, get a chance to connect in a safe place. Haley is dealing w/ a father in prison, Esteban's father is missing- possibly deported, Amari is dealing w/ things he cannot do bc of the color of his skin, Holly has money but she can't sit still, Ashton feels like an outsider, Tiago is facing hate bc if the language he and his mom speak. Powerful and moving!

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RealLifeReading
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Jacqueline Woodson will have two new books out in August! You can read an excerpt of Harbor Me here http://ew.com/books/2018/05/09/jacqueline-woodson-harbor-me-preview/

tammysue 👏🏻🙌🏻 2y
BucklingBookshelves What is the title of the 2nd one, please? 2y
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MidnightBookGirl
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8 pages in and I'm already emotionally attached.

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Jacqueline Woodson is publishing two new books! Yes! Not just ☝? but ✌?NEW BOOKS — Harbor Me and The Day You Begin. No details on TDYB but lots on Harbor Me! "Harbor Me explores the minority experience in the United States by introducing a group of classmates who form a bond as they discuss timely topics — everything from their fears of deportation or being racially profiled to being judged by their accents, skin color, or parental heritage."

Eggs ♥️♥️♥️ Woodson 2y
BellaBookNook Sounds fantastic!! 2y
wistfulthinking @BellaBookNook I'm excited to read it! August can't come soon enough! 2y
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