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Wenn Bücher zu uns sprechen...
Gestern kam das Thema auf sexuelle Belästigung und die Folgen für alle Beteiligten.
Der Elfjährige mischte sich ein: "Wenn ich einmal eine Tochter habe..."
Ich: "Halt, stop! Nicht WENN du irgendwann mal eine Tochter hast! Erst musst du mir versprechen, daß du niemand wirst, der Frauen hinterher ruft, der grapscht und der sofort aufhört, wenn eine Frau kein Interesse zeigt."
Nicken vom Kind, ein irritierter Blick vom Freund...
Ich: "Schau nicht so! Warnt nicht eure Töchter, erzieht eure Söhne!"
Später am selben Tag las ich dann folgenden Satz in "Piecing me Together" von @harlemportland
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"For months people will tell girls and women to be careful and walk in pairs, but no one will tell boys and men not to rape women not to kidnap us and toss us into rivers."
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#book #books #booklover #reading #bookstagram #bibliphile #bookcollector #bookcollecting #pagesofjuly #pagesofjuly18 #buch #bücher #lesen #igreads #reneewatson #bloomsbury #piecingmetogether


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Another look at my tbr: I took 3 books with me on my trip but I’m trying not to get intimidated by all of the books. So far Piecing Me Together is such a precious piece of work. I’ll be posting less often since I’ll be on vacation but I’ll get on here as much as I can!
#shelfie #bookstack #bookstagram #bookishfeatures #bookish #bibliophile #bookstagramfeature #reader #reading #tbr #augusttbr #tbrpile #piecingmetogether #toalltheboysivelovedbefore #quiet #caraval #harukimurakami #zoranealehurston #theireyeswerewatchinggod #photography #bookishphotography #awrinkleintime


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My fourth book of summer reading. Thanks @lizseelig for recommending this book. Truly inspiring ... to be bold, be brave, be beautiful, be brilliant, be your best.
#summerbooks #summerreading #bookreading #book ##piecingmetogether #reneewatson


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New in: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson 🇺🇸 Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.

Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And Jade has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. But some opportunities she doesn't really welcome, like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Just because her mentor is black and graduated from the same high school doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from. She's tired of being singled out as someone who needs help, someone people want to fix. Jade wants to speak, to create, to express her joys and sorrows, her pain and her hope. Maybe there are some things she could show other women about understanding the world and finding ways to be real, to make a difference.

#libreriagh #literaturehouseghana #library #literarysalon #accra #westlegon #ghana #pamahouse #libreria100 #100readers #ghanareads #ghanabibliophilesunite #lovebookslovelibreria #instareads #books #bookstagram #lovebooks #lovelibraries #loveafricanlibraries #librariesofinstagram #reneewatson #piecingmetogether #americanwriter #africanamericanwriter #youngadultbooks


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I really enjoyed Piecing Me Together. It is a beautiful book about Jade, a black girl living in Portland. She must deal with micro-aggressions every day at school. She is asked to join a mentorship program and discovers her voice. This book tackles many issues of racism and sexism. Very important story!

This is another character novel. The plot is not extremely exciting, but the growth of the characters make the book.



#nerdybookclub #30booksummer #instabook #yalit #reader #readersofinstagram #igreads #piecingmetogether #library #bookstareal #bookstagram


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I knew within a few pages that I was going to love @harlemportland's #piecingmetogether. This book should be read slowly and savored. Understand the story and the writing. #yalit #teenbooks #bookstagram #currentlyreading


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Keep only one: Emoji or GIF?⠀

Well this is an easy question for me, I will keep my precious emojis, thanks! I guess I’m old but I’ve never used a GIF and just ... can’t be bothered? Also: twitter confession - I have my GIFs set *not* to auto play, so I don’t see anyone else’s GIFs either. I’m terrible I know. But I find them overwhelming. 🤷‍♀️⠀

July 17 Challenges:⠀

#JulyLitWrit: Your WIP’s plot, in emojis: ⠀
#YAStarSisters👯‍♀️👯‍♀️🚀⭐️💃🤦‍♀️🕵️️‍♀️📡🚀💥✨🌱

#CampInstaWriMo: #writingsnack — I can’t really eat while writing ... not that skilled. But a tasty piece of fruit (or chocolate if I let me), either before or after a writing sprint is lovely.⠀

#ReadGushJuly18: #CurrentRead in Emojis — I just finished Love, Hate, and Other Filters, which was amazing, and in emoji-speak: 💃🏽📹❤️🏖️🏊🏽‍♀️🌲💥😢😡❤️

#EvilQueenReadsHamilton: #BestOpeningLine - Well it’s hard to read, but the open book is open to the beginning of Beyond the Red, which says “My brother just killed me. Again.” ⠀

#SKRDJuly: #BookAndCandle

#YAYBooksJuly2018: #CityBooks: Piecing Me Together - Portland, American Street - Detroit, Shadowshaper - NYC.⠀

#BookstagramTogetherJuly: #FavoriteTitle - #UnderAPaintedSky

#RainbowsJuly18: #EmojiDay — I should have been more creative about this and put something in my photo, but didn’t think of it 😅😅😅 Instead I’m just discussing them in this caption!⠀

#AllTheBooksJuly18: #FaveEmoji — too easy 😅

#ReadWriteGram : #OpenBook
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I’ve been doing a lot of reading this summer and there were few books that have left me with the sort of quiet satisfaction that these two have. PIECING ME TOGETHER by Renee Watson is structured like the collage on its cover, depicting beauty in an ugly world. YOU BRING THE DISTANT NEAR by Mitali Perkins is about the strength of female relationships and family. Both recommended. #piecingmetogether #reneewatson #youbringthedistantnear #mitaliperkins #bookstagram


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Currently reading, its already interesting. #piecingmetogether @harlemportland


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Buttons! #PiecingMeTogether


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What are your favorite “quiet” YA books?

One of mine is Piecing Me Together which recently earned a Newberry Honor Award!

If you haven’t read this book yet, you definitely should. Jade is one of my favorite MCs of all time & whenever I’m doing a bit of art I always think of her in her room collaging just like I used to in high school. It’s a quiet, beautiful YA Contemporary set in the Portland, & deals with issues of identity and privilege.⠀

Tag Thursday!⠀

I was tagged by @shellzbookz to do the super fun #cakeflavouredbooks tag! (Sorry Shelley I’m so far behind on tags! I do love them though! 😭😍😭😍)⠀

🎂 Chocolate - dark book - Damage Done
🎂 Vanilla - light book - To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before
🎂 Strawberry - sweet book - Simon Vs.
🎂 Red Velvet - mixed feelings - Any “Classic” pretty much
🎂 Coffee - DNF or skimmed - I don’t usually like mentioning books I DNF or skimmed, but pretty sure these books’ popularity will not be hurt by my opinion: ACOTAR, Twilight, ToG, Clockwork Angel etc

July 12 Challenges: ⠀

#bamjuly18: #FavoriteMagician — I’m disappointed with how it came through in this photo, but Sunny from Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor is an all time favorite Wizard. If you haven’t read this book yet, I highly recommend!⠀

#fangirlinginJuly - Book Recs: ⠀

- Wizards? Akata Witch!⠀
- Magical Artists? Shadowshaper!⠀
- Sweet, Poignant Contemporary: Piecing Me Together⠀

#rainbowsjuly18: #tbt — It’s been ages since I read The Hunger Games.

#readgushjuly18: #tagThursday

#julybookstagram18: #DiverseAuthors

#bookqueensjuly18: Unique Character Names - Katniss ⠀

#AllTheBooksJuly18: Slow but rewarding — Piecing Me Together is a quiet YA Contemporary in many ways, but it’s one of my favorite books and apparently it’s other people’s too because it just won a Newberry. ❤️❤️❤️

#julylitwrit - Book Worth the Hype⠀

#ReaderVVNJulyChallenge: Best Book to Movie Adaptation — I haven’t seen a ton, to be honest, but I thought The Hunger Games were pretty well done.⠀

#BGJuly2018 - Quick Read — I read a lot of these quite quickly! But I am also kind of a quick reader type of person.

#PiecingMeTogether #Shadowshaper #AkataWitch


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Went to the library to pick up one book to take to the beach tomorrow & left with five additional books 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ •



#bookstagram #bookworm #bookstack #library #sonofgod #thecolorpurple #thenightcircus #thecruelprince #thedevilwearsprada #piecingmetogether #instareads #reading #books #booknerd


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This one will be hard to put down and I’m only 50 pages in #booksofinstagram #piecingmetogether #reneewatson


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My #StaffPick for July is "Piecing Me Together" by @harlemportland. Based in my hometown of Portland, I was blown away by this powerful story. #BotM #AmazonBooks #34thSt #BookoftheMonth #PiecingMeTogether


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This passage from Renée Watson's PIECING ME TOGETHER was the moment I knew I would like this book. It's smart, it's well written, and it has a subtle strength. I definitely recommend it.
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#book #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #reneewatson #piecingmetogether #ya #youngadult #reading #bibliophile #quotes #fiction


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#bookstagram #instareads #julytbr #tbr #lumberjanes #littlemonsters #allout #beautifulmusicforuglychildren #piecingmetogether #everythingleadstoyou #librarylove #beneaththesugarsky


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Happy happy Friday #readers! I’m excited for the weekend but also not ready for summer school to start Monday! I haven’t had much time to dive back into #eleanoroliphantiscompletelyfine but I figured I’d post my #bookoutlethaul that I never posted! 🎉

I could not resist these beauties when book outlet was having a sale a few weeks ago. I was so excited to see the beautiful #puffininbloom version of #anneofgreengables for sale, even though I’ve never read it 🙈. I’m excited for the YA books I found and I’m so happy to have finally found #readingwithpatrick for a great price as well. I have wayyy too many books that I haven’t read, but I just had to add them to my overwhelming tbr pile 😂

Do you see any favorites? What are you #currentlyreading ? #julyreads2018 #summerreading #bookhaul #treatyourshelf #tbrpileisneverending #tumblingtbrpile #bookstack #738days #onesummerdayinrome #aquietkindofthunder #allegedly #forgetmenot #piecingmetogether


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Thank you @harlemportland #piecingmetogether
Good Read


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I thought I was going to post much later than I am, but luckily I have found enough time to sneak Instagram in once again! This is another photo from the bookstore, there are a few on my feed now actually, but I am really considering buying 2 books at the end of summer, because by then I know that I may have read a few books (fingers crossed), but I think I want to get a penguin clothbound classic and another YA and maybe the next HP, depending on what book I'm on by then...
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#graceandherbookshelf #gracereads #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #readersofinstagram #readerproblems #ilovebooks #ilovebuyingbooks #bookstoread #bookstore #bookstorefinds #stephenchobsky #theperksofbeingawallflower #theserpentking #jeffzentner #piecingmetogether #reneewatson #letsreadyall #booklover #contemporarybooks #yanovels #bookstorereading


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Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
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Jade is a girl striving for success in a world that seems like it’s trying to break her. She knows she needs to take every opportunity that comes her way. And she has: every day Jade rides the bus away from her friends to a private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities.
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But some opportunities Jade could do without, like the mentor programme for ‘at-risk’ girls. Just because her mentor is black doesn’t mean she understands where Jade is coming from. Why is Jade always seen as someone to fix? But with a college scholarship promised at the end of it, how can Jade say no? Jade feels like her life is made up of hundreds of conflicting pieces.
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Will it ever fit together? Will she ever find her place in the world? More than anything, Jade just wants the opportunity to be real, to make a difference.
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#PiecingMeTogether
#ReneeWatson
#FABABooks #BookLove #BookLife #InstaBook #Bookish #Bookworm #Bookaholic #Bookstagram #Book #BooksByWomen #Books2018


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My friend and I chose Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson @harlemportland to read together this summer. I started this morning and already love it.
#piecingmetogether


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My hometown bookstore giving #PiecingMeTogether some love. Thanks @powellsbooks!


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Some books take you away to a new reality &some books shine a light on your own reality.

Piecing Me Together opened wounds that I thought were healed, it exposed the brokenness that is inside of me, but most importantly it gave me an invitation to knit myself back together again.

This book also introduced me to artists and a poet that I never heard of.
This is a must read!!!
Book#2 completed😎
My reflection piece... My body is sacred
Washed anew by Holy water
My body is holy
A temple reconstructed by the hands of God
My body was created to smile, to laugh, to dance while producing miracles from within
My body is a miracle whose fruits will not be aborted
My body is a roadmap
Leading broken hearts back to the king
My body creates stepping stones out of life's valleys
My body is rising
My body is free
My body is protected
My body is respected
My body is healed
My body belongs to me.

#deepassionate1_trinigirl
#summer2018
#summerforreading
#summerforwriting
#poetsofinstagram
#writersofinstagram
#piecingmetogether
#authorsofinstagram
#mybody
#freeme
#protected
#healed
#artists
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#martinespada
#kehindewiley


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#Repost @britannicalearn with @get_repost
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Who says book reports are just for students? Curriculum Specialist Pam has really done her homework on this year's #Newbery honorees! Get the inside scoop on the Newbery selection process and learn new ways to use this year's titles to inspire literacy in your students with TOMORROW's Britannica webinar. Register now! (Link in bio)
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#alayma18 #ALAyma #NewberyMedal #reading #library #YA #YAfiction #youngadultbooks #fiction #webinar #edtech #professionaldevelopment #teaching #literacy #HelloUniverse #Crown #PiecingMeTogether #LongWayDown #crownanodetothefreshcut


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6/26/18 #familyportrait Momma reading #piecingmetogether while Leia naps, Poppa watching the #nigeriavsargentina game and Luke napping on Poppa. #lazyworldcupdays


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30 books challenge starts now! #30booksummer #weneeddiversebooks #piecingmetogether


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This was released the same month and year as The Hate U Give. Both books talked about very important issues such as racism and police brutality but even though this one is a quieter/more subtle version of The Hate U Give, I still enjoyed reading it. An important and insightful read. Rated this 3.5🌟on Goodreads! 🤓
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❔What are some underrated books that you love?
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"And even though everyone says it doesn't matter how you look on the outside, it does."
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"Traveling changes you. It opens you up in ways you'd never imagine, and it makes you appreciate home."
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"I've learned I don't have to wait to be given an opportunity, but that I can make an opportunity and use my voice to speak up for what I need and want."
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🎶Soundtrack: I Don't Want To Be by Gavin DeGraw
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I was tagged by @my_magicalbookish.corner for the #musicbooktag 🤓💜 tagging other bookstagram friends too 😊
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🎶Rap (book with a quote stuck with me) - It Only Happens In The Movies by Holly Bourne
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🎶Rock (book that came out years ago but people still love) - Harry Potter
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🎶Pop (bestseller you love) - Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
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🎶Metal (book with an angry character) - The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
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🎶Classical (book you fell in love with) - The Color Project by Sierra Abrams
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🎶Jazz (boring book that has a twist at the ending) - Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy
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🎶Country (book set in a small town) - Things We Know By Heart by Jessi Kirby
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🎶Electronica (book with a complicated plot) - Still Life With Tornado by A.S. King


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What a night! #alaac18 #newbery #piecingmetogether


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Today at #alaac18, I, Too Arts founder @harlemportland was honored with the 2018 Coretta Scott King Book Award for PIECING ME TOGETHER! 🏆 Let's all congratulate Renée on her honors for the CSK and #Newbery, and thank her for bringing Jade into our lives. #piecingmetogether #alayma #youthmediaawards #cskaward #honoree #blackgirlmagic


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Day Three NOLA Highlights: Coretta Scott King Award dinner with fellow winners Charly Palmer, Ekua Holmes and David Barclay | Let’s Talk About Race with Kids Panel | Signing #BettyBeforeX and #PiecingMeTogether


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I’m often asked who did the cover for #PiecingMeTogether. Here he is...Bryan Collier. Much respect, much love. #alaac18


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This is my happy face. The world is hard and so much is troubling, but here is joy. #piecingmetogether #alaac18


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Day Two NOLA Highlights: dinner & signing with the Newbery Committee. Love being honored alongside @jasonreynolds83 & @authorderrickdbarnes! #PiecingMeTogether


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Day One NOLA Highlights:
Dinner with my Bloomsbury Team. #PiecingMeTogether


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Day One NOLA Highlights: French Quarter with my friend Chanesa. More than 25 years of friendship. #PiecingMeTogether


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Let the celebrations begin!!! So excited to spend the weekend celebrating #PIECINGMETOGETHER and @harlemportland at #ala18 #newberyhonor #corettascottkingaward


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Feeling the love already! Thanks #alaac18 for such a warm welcome at the airport! Nothing like good music to get things started right! #PiecingMeTogether


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Mrs. Rahman's Summer Reading - Absolutely beautiful! Another way to look at the world from a different perspective.
#pisdreads #summerreading #piecingmetogether


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Thank you, @harlemportland (Renée Watson) and @sarahcrossanwriter (Sarah Crossan) for coming out to the Columbia Secondary School to speak at the Readers and Writers Workshop! It was such a pleasure to listen to your readings and seeing you interact with these students. #piecingmetogether #moonrise #writers #teenswrite #teenscreate


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A delicious way to consume an important and beautiful story. #allthebooks #summerreading #whattoteach #piecingmetogether


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Piecing Me Together by Renèe Watson
Jade is a girl striving for success in a world that seems like it's trying to break her.

She knows she needs to take every opportunity that comes her way. And she has: every day Jade rides the bus away from her friends to a private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities.

But some opportunities Jade could do without, like the mentor programme for 'at-risk' girls. Just because her mentor is black doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from. Why is Jade always seen as someone to fix? But with a college scholarship promised at the end of it, how can Jade say no?

Jade feels like her life is made up of hundreds of conflicting pieces. Will it ever fit together? Will she ever find her place in the world? More than anything, Jade just wants the opportunity to be real, to make a difference.

This book can be bought on Amazon.

#PagesofAfrica #Bookstagram #Bookworm #Kidslit #WeNeedDiverseBooks #BooksAsMirrors #Vocabulary  #ReadingIsFun #ReadAloud #ReadABook #BooksForKids  #ChildrensBook #BlackGirlMagic #BlackGirlRock #ChildrensBook #PiecingMeTogether #EmpoweringChildren #WordCollector
#LiteracyMatters #POA  #Learning  #Reading  #LiteracyAvocate  #ChildrensLiterature #RaisingLeaders #PositiveAffirmations #RoleModel #Leaders #NextGeneration


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So glad that @harlemportland could come back to the podcast to talk about starting the @i_too_arts in the historic Langston Hughes House! 📚 I hope Renée’s story helps inspire people who might be moved to start an independent arts program in their community. 🖋️📖🎨🎻
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This is one of the many interviews I’m gathering on my June 2018 Podcast Road Trip! Look forward to hearing this interview in the near(ish) future, and find out more about the road trip at the link in the bio. .
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#reneewatson #piecingmetogether #langstonhughes #langstonhugheshouse #itooarts #itooartscollective #firstdraftpod #youngadultbooks #nonprofit #teachingthearts


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I have nothing but 🙌🏻 for #piecingmetogether, which is a #diverse #YA novel where the main character, an 11th grader on scholarship at a fancy school, learns to advocate for herself and her art in the face of many different kinds of racism. I ended up recommending this for many of my students for their #summerreading because it strikes that perfect balance: the language is easy to move through, but the themes are extremely resonant. To be fair, I also recommended this to several adult friends— it’s such a well told and inspiring story.
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#bookish #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #booknerd #readers #ya #mg #novel #allthebooks #books #youngreaders


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Sometimes you end up not far at all. . . Right on the stoop of your aunt's brownstone in Brooklyn eating cheetos from the bodega with a side of Hungarian and Italian souvenirs while your pedicure dries.
With cheesy and chocolate stained fingers I'm reading and journaling interchangeably.
No plane ticket necessary.
#HTJournals
#turorudi #italianchocolate #journaling #journal #cheetos #vacations #wanderlust #blacktravel #journaling #pedicure #blacktraveljourney #travelwriting #traveljournal #travelthings #snacks #Reading #hebrew melanintravel #blackvoyageurs #blackgirlswhotravel #hebrewtravels #essencetravels #travelfly #bodega #piecingmetogether #renewatson #brooklyn


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So excited to mail these out yesterday! In honor of this year's recipient of the Coretta Scott King Author Award, we've donated copies of Renée Watson's "Piecing Me Together" to 50+ Chicago Public School libraries #ALAac18
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#ReneeWatson #AuthorAward #CorettaScottKing #ALA #ALAac #ALAyma #ALAyma18 #ChicagoPublicSchools #CPS #schoollibrary #Chicago #PiecingMeTogether #YA #YAlit #youthliterature #kidsbooks #NewberyHonors #Britannica #BritannicaLearn #reading


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Rene Watson’s Piecing Me Together is a YA novel for our time. Her heroine, Jade, embodies all of the most wonderful qualities of teenage-hood as she navigates her life as the daughter of a single mom in Portland, Oregon. Jade uses her art, her desire for language, and the challenges of racism and class identity to discover the very best version of herself. This book is necessary reading for our adolescent and teen daughters (and sons!)...
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#monday #mondayreview #book #bookreview #bookish #bookworm #booklover #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #reader #readersofinstagram #readersofig
#reneewatson #piecingmetogether #ya #yalove #teenissues #racism #feminism #teenfeminist #jade #collage #collageartist #spanish #friendship #mentorship #portlandoregon #summerreading


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As someone who hardly reads (don’t let the glasses fool you), I decided to start a #readingchallenge and read at least one book a month 📚
May’s challenge was ‘a book you chose because of the cover’ and I chose #Piecingmetogether by Renée Watson.
Black girl with a ‘fro...purchased. Though it’s a YA book, I still enjoyed it and would recommend. Plus 26 still counts as a young adult, right? 😬


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Book review time! If you loved "The Hate U Give" and want some more you will love this book! It was a really beautifully told story with well constructed and complex characters ❤️#books #bookrecommendations #bookreview #booknerd #bookstagram #goodreads #piecingmetogether #thehateugive #nerdfighter #nerd #nerdfighteria #dftba #bookworm #read


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Winner of the Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Award, PIECING ME TOGETHER is now available in paperback* and we cannot get over how awesome it looks!! Scroll ➡️ to get a closer look at some of the amazing praise this book has gotten.
... *this paperback available in the US/Canada; already available in paperback with another great cover in the UK/Australia


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★★★★★★★★★☆
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First of all, a moment of appreciation for this cover. I absolutely adore the boldness and simplicity!

Secondly, a moment of appreciation for the main character, Jade. It's so refreshing to read a protagonist who says what's on their mind. She is confident; she knows what she wants and who she wants to be.

I loved every moment she spoke her mind, whether she was confronting her white friend who didn't think Jade's discrimination was race-based (it totally was) to speaking her mind to her teachers and her mentor when things weren't going the way they should be.

Jade is a bold main character who jumped off the page and I loved her personality. I also loved that she wasn't ashamed of her passions: she didn't downplay her love of collaging; she was proud of it. Her art was so important to the story and I loved that.

I'm not sure why there aren't more people talking about this book. I happened to spot it in a bookshop and fell for the cover, and it's a great read - and another important one, about a poor black girl at a rich white school. I loved this.
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#book #books #bookstagram #reading #read #instabooks #booknerd #booklove #bookshelf #bookporn #literature #igreads #igbooks #bibliophile #bookworm #bookaholic #bookstagrammer #reader #readersofig #booksofinstagram #ownvoices #piecingmetogether #weneeddiversebooks #ya #yalit #ireadya


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A student review of #PiecingMeTogether. Thank you @mrsbcannteach for sharing my book with your students! #WhyIWrite #representationmatters


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#PiecingMeTogether is out in paperback today! Also, the audiobook is available...narrated by yours truly.


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June TBR! I wanted a well rounded set of books to expand my horizons as a reader and a writer. We’ve got: 🎆CARAVAL🎇
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I’m looking to read something hyped and something that doesn’t have romance as it’s main plot point but I wouldn’t mind some if it’s sprinkled in there.
. 👧🏾PIECING ME TOGETHER 👧🏾 .
.I want to read something with a main character I can relate to and pushes me to think. It evaluates the concept of success from an interesting point of view. I also wanted to pick up a read by myself fresh with no help from the hype. . 🌷TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE🌷.
.Coming off Dimple and Rishi I want some more cute contemporary! I love feeling for the characters so hopefully I can get to know Lara Jean in her series :) 👩🏾🔬THE GENE👩🏾🔬 .
.I’ve always gravitated towards genetics and I love that the prose in this book is just as praised as the information. The Doctor-Writer thing is kind of a dream career of mine so I find this book already inspiring and I get to kill two birds with one stone, learn more science and learn to write better 🌹GONE WITH THE WIND🌹
I wanted to read some critically acclaimed prose and also keep covering the classics I never read or payed attention to. I’m not much of a history buff which is also why I wanted to read something based on history. I think I’ll like it, however I’m honestly kind of apprehensive because of it taking place in the south circa civil war meaning just a few painful words/ scenarios to read but I’ll read within the context of the times. Otherwise I’m excited to read about such a beloved book with a well liked romance.
Oh and there’s a funko! I’m not really a funko person but Orange Blossom was too cute! (I am tempted though to get Blair Waldorf and Morty because I laughed so hard at his arm so look out haha)

Also, can someone please help me space out my captions correctly 😭

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I LOVE this book! I've been reading a lot more Young Adult books lately because Esme is drifting over to that section of the library more and more and I want to be able to steer her towards the best of the genre. That being said, so many of the YA books I read are definitely not books I'd actually want my kids reading. ⠀

I have a lot to say on the subject of YA books, but that's another conversation entirely. Right now, I just want to say that this book, Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson is absolutely wonderful and I'll definitely be recommending it to the teens I know. And, like all the best children and teen books, it also makes a wonderful grown-up read too. ⠀

Like The Hate U Give, this is a book about race, identity, and what it's really like to be a Black teen in modern America. But where The Hate U Give is in your face and reads like a punch to the gut, this is a quieter, more nuanced look at similar issues, as well as a fascinating look at wealth and class lines within race. ⠀

The book follows Jade, a scholarship student at a mostly-white private school. She's tired of being singled out as someone who needs "support," so when her teacher recommends her for a woman to woman mentorship program, she's not excited at all. But both the reader and Jade have a lot to learn. ⠀

The format, short chapters, scenes, and vignettes, moves the narrative forward and makes it a quick, engaging read. ⠀

I always love a good Coming of Age story and this one is powerful! I love that it's a diverse book and a clean read. I highly recommend it! ⠀
Have you read it? What did you think? #somethewiserbooks
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Gotta keep dudes at a distance & chicks out my business #piecingmetogether #Wcw 🙋🏽‍♀️


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Renee Watson’s, Piecing Me Together is a novel centered around Jade, an artistic high school sophomore who is trying to exist in two places. Home on the north side of Portland with a struggling single mother, and the whole other universe of the affluent St. Francis High School. I really like how romantic relationships had no space in this book. It was all about how Jade saw herself, her talents, her intelligence, and her body. It was refreshing that her reflection of herself wasn’t seen through the male lens(which happens a lot when you add a romantic lead) but it focused on how SHE felt about HERSELF. I do wish there was more back story or character development with certain characters like her mother, or her best friend Sam. (Mostly because they were so strong, and I want to know more) But it was a fun book, and Jade was a girl we all knew growing up. And if we didn’t know her, we probably were her. I would highly recommend this book.
I give it 📚📚📚📕
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