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Book Description
Frannie doesn't know what to make of the poem she's reading in school. She hasn't thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more "holy." There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he's not white. Who is he? During a winter full of surprises, good and ... More
Book Information
PublisherBrilliance Audio
BindingMP3 CD (22 editions)
Reading LevelAges 9-12
# of PagesN/A
Publication Date08/12/2011
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About Jacqueline Wilson (Author) : Jacqueline Wilson is a published author and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Jacqueline Wilson include Girls in Love.
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About Sisi Aisha Johnson (Reader) : Sisi Aisha Johnson is a published narrator of children's books. Some of the published credits of Sisi Aisha Johnson include Feathers.
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Reader Comments
8/13/2011 J.Aday Kennedy said:
A new boy joins Frannie’s sixth-grade class. He’s not like the other boys in the school. He’s white, but claims he’s not white and is given the kids nickname him Jesus boy. In a twist on the usual circumstances surrounding racism, this child faces, because he’s white in an African Americ... more

tags: middle school, kids' books, children's literature, children's fiction, juvenille fiction, children's book, I read

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2/12/2010 Mary Sandford said: A thought provoking story that drew me in on the first page, but seemed more like a slice of life than a story with an arc.
tags: I recommend

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1/6/2010 Jennie Wilson

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9/20/2009 Kathy Spielman

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10/20/2008 Tracy Wymer tagged as: I'm reading

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10/19/2008 Jennifer Freese said: Exploring race issues and growing up, this book is beautifully written. The conversations between the main character and her deaf brother are written with intelligence and care.
tags: I recommend, I read

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7/22/2008 Becky Levine said: Halfway through. As a reader, I'm in love with this story. As a writer, I'm thinking...THIS is what voice is supposed to be.
tags: I recommend, Inspired me, I'm reading

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7/5/2008 Martine McDonald said:
Woodson develops a strong voice for these characters. I feel it could have been continued to a fourth act. The "spirit-colored" idea of race and Jesus was quite funny and Frannie came off as a gentle girl who I'd love to hear more from. The development of Frannie's brother Sean was well done and the... more

tags: I read

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1/30/2008 Stephenie Hovland said: Feathers just won the Newbery honor (2007.) It's great book for character study, diversity, and perspective (not writing perspective but thinking through the perspective of each character.)
tags: I read, I'm reading

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9/4/2007 John O'Rourke said:
Another good MG fiction work by Woodson. I've always enjoyed her intimate portraits of inner city life, and her sensitive, compelling characters. Franny in this story has just the right amount of verve, tempered by a lot of empathy for her friends as well as for the hoods and outcasts. In turnab... more

tags: MG novel

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8/23/2007 Sue Corbin-Browne said: Hope certainly is a thing with feathers, and, as Hildegard von Bingen put it, we are often feathers on the breath of God. So is the main character in this book that I plan to share with my 7th grade feathers this fall. I know my girls will love it.
tags: I recommend

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7/19/2007 library grl tagged as: I recommend, I read

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