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Renée Watson

Autor(a) de Piecing Me Together

27+ Works 4,562 Membros 200 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Inclui os nomes: Renée Watson, Renée Watson


Obras por Renée Watson

Piecing Me Together (2017) 1,223 exemplares
Ways to Make Sunshine (2020) 505 exemplares
Watch Us Rise (2019) 410 exemplares
This Side of Home (2015) 327 exemplares
Betty Before X (2018) 282 exemplares
Some Places More Than Others (2019) 266 exemplares
Ways to Grow Love (2021) 245 exemplares
Love Is a Revolution (2021) 220 exemplares
What Momma Left Me (2010) 145 exemplares
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen (2010) 107 exemplares
Maya’s Song (2022) 39 exemplares
Ways to Share Joy (2022) 37 exemplares
Ways to Build Dreams (2023) 22 exemplares

Associated Works

Black Enough: Stories of Being Young and Black in America (2019) — Contribuidor — 539 exemplares
Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves (2018) — Contribuidor — 378 exemplares
The Talk: Conversations about Race, Love, and Truth (2020) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
The Other F Word: A Celebration of the Fat and Fierce (2019) — Contribuidor — 109 exemplares
Every Body Shines: Sixteen Stories about Living Fabulously Fat (2021) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
This Is the Honey: An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets (2024) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks (2017) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Watson, Renée
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Paterson, New Jersey, USA



First book in a series that I started with my daughter. I love the way the author handles trials in Ryan’s friendships, and frustrations about moving to a new home. She and her brother often pick on each other, but they have each other’s backs when it matters. I love how encouraging her parents are and the ways that the family connects through traditions. We’re definitely reading the next book in the series.
bookworm12 | 15 outras críticas | Jun 5, 2024 |
“inspired by the early life of Betty Shabazz. Author is the daughter of Malcolm X and Dr Betty Shabazz. In the dedication she quotes her father, “When you educate a boy, you teach a community; when you educate a girl, you raise a nation.” Includes timeline and more info on events and characters in the novel.
VillageProject | 14 outras críticas | May 21, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: Grades 3-6
SEldridge | 15 outras críticas | Apr 30, 2024 |
Two acclaimed, award-winning creators team up to present this moving, introspective poetry collection celebrating the possibilities of Black girlhood complemented by atmospheric mixed-media illustrations.

Showcasing varied poetic forms such as free verse and tanka, Watson reflects on coming of age as a Black girl in a society that habitually flattens Black experiences into easily digestible stereotypes. The opening poem, “Where I’m From,” is inspired by the work of Puerto Rican writer Willie Perdomo, and it peels back the layers of Watson’s identity, creating a harmonious alchemy of personal and cultural history that incorporates familiar touchstones and inheritances like “east coast hip-hop and island tradition.” Themes of resilience and perseverance are interwoven throughout, exploring how Black girls’ existence is often a testament to survival. Some poems contemplate the trauma that results from systemic racism and misogynoir; “A Pantoum for Breonna Taylor” notes how white supremacy weaponizes the basic necessity of rest: “Breonna, who reminded us that Black women / are not even safe in our sleep.” But Watson doesn’t dwell in despair; she finds safety in the healing power of love. Other poems, including “Lessons on Being a Sky Walker,” are rallying cries, encouraging Black girls to honor their roots and cherish their versatility. Watson’s reconstructions of childhood delights and teenage wounds examine the collision of race, gender, and class. Holmes’ tender, vibrant art enhances the poems.

A compelling ode to self-resurrection and Black sisterhood that finds much-needed light in the world’s darkness. (Poetry. 12-18)

-Kirkus Review
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CDJLibrary | Apr 4, 2024 |



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