Locomotion

by Jacqueline Woodson

Synopsis

When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys-not foster boys that ain't babies." But Lonnie hasn't given up. His foster mother, Miss Edna, is growing on him. She's already raised two sons and she seems to know what makes them tick. And his teacher, Ms. Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper.

Told entirely through Lonnie's poetry, we see his heartbreak over his lost family, his thoughtful perspective on the world around him, and most of all his love for Lili and his determination to one day put at least half of their family back together. Jacqueline Woodson's poignant story of love, loss, and hope is lyrically written and enormously accessible.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2003
ISBN-13 9780399231155
ISBN-10 0399231153
Class Copyright
Publisher G.P. Putnam's Sons
Subject JUVENILE NONFICTION;POETRY
File Size 0 MB
Number of Pages 108
Shelf No. GX808
Grade Range 4 - 12
Ages 10 - 99
Lexile NPL
Curriculums Savvas myPerspectives, Chicago Skyline Trademarks