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Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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A moving, bittersweet tale reminiscent of Sharon Creech’s Walk Two Moons set in a West Virginia coal-mining townWhen her brother dies in a fire, Sasha Harless has no one left, and nowhere to turn. After her father died in the mines and her mother ran off, he was her last caretaker. They’d always dreamed of leaving Caboose, West Virginia together someday, but instead she’s in foster care, feeling more stuck and broken than ever.But then Sasha discovers family she didn’t know she had, and she finally has something to hold onto, especially sweet little Mikey, who’s just as broken as she is. Sasha even makes her first friend at school, and is slowly learning to cope with her brother’s death through writing poetry, finding a new way to express herself when spoken words just won’t do. But when tragedy strikes the mine her cousin works in, Sasha fears the worst and takes Mikey and runs, with no plans to return. In this sensitive and poignant portrayal, Sarah Dooley shows us that life, like poetry, doesn’t always take the form you intend.  
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Eggs
Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to be free🎶

Sasha‘s lost her parents and her brother with nowhere to turn. But when she learns the art of verse she is able to free herself from grief
#blackbird #beatlemaynia

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Eggs
Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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#birds #springintoreading @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Expressing her grief and emotions through verse, Sasha becomes as free as the birds‘ flight

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️ 1mo
vkois88 1mo
Eggs @vkois88 💗 1mo
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Eggs
Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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#adventrecommends @emilyrose_x
Day19. ❤️💛🖤💙💜💚

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Eggs
Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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1️⃣ this is 1 of many faves
2️⃣ I'm out of town and my reading journal is at home. But, hundreds
3️⃣ watching my grandchildren develop
4️⃣ the November and December holidays
5 Helloooo to: @geodynamical , @whatshesreadingnow and @Leftcoastzen
Thanks for the tag 💞💞 @JoScho

JoScho 💖💖💖 7mo
whatshesreadingnow 🤗💕 7mo
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Eggs
Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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Breathtaking and heartwarming story of Sasha and how her discovery of poetry-writing transforms her life. An unexpected treasure I stumbled upon while perusing Libby.

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KariAnderson
Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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West Virginia has been devastated by a recent flood. 23 dead. 500 homes destroyed. This is at the Rainelle Public Library. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1181114315253611&id=2903420143...

Erinreadsthebooks So sad 🙏🏻 A friend has traveled to her hometown to help her father and neighbors. She tells us of the devastation. Unimaginable. 3y
Coleen 😯😢 3y
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bermudaonion
Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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Marvelous middle grade book about a young girl who uses poetry to deal with grief and express herself.

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sesmith
Free Verse | Sarah Dooley
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Haunting and outstanding. An absolute must-read.