Woodson, Jacqueline (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.
Authors: Woodson, Jacqueline
Statement of Responsibility: Jacqueline Woodson
Title: Locomotion
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, c2003
Characteristics: 100 p. ;,22 cm.
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  • DeltaQueen50 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson is the moving story of Lonnie Collins Motion, an 11 year old boy who, orphaned and separated from his sister, is trying to come to terms with his life at it is now. We learn Lonnie’s story through a series of poems that he’s written. Lonnie records his good days, his bad days, and his feelings of isolation created by the loss of his family. He has been separated from his younger sister, Lili and misses both her and his sense of family identity Lili’s new mama didn’t want no boys Just a sweet little girl. Nobody told me that I just know it Not a lot of people want boys That ain’t babies … He dreams of the day that he and Lili can be together as a family again, but realizes that this is an impossible dream and that he must lean to accept seeing Lili on a supervised visit, once a month. Lonnie’s poems reveal other issues that he is facing such as his relationship with his teacher, his feelings upon learning that his friend is sick with sickle cell leukemia, and his search for God. A truly remarkable book, this author has captured the voice of one young boy with a handful of simple, heart-felt poems that resound with insight and truth.

this book is so amazing i love it.. i recommed it to anyone who has been threw bumbs and grind in there life..


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