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DOWNLOAD Ô Piecing Me Together ✓ ➥ [Ebook] ➠ Piecing Me Together By Renée Watson ➯ – A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success from acclaimed author Renée WatsonJade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going A timely and powerful A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success from acclaimed author Renée WatsonJade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed Her mother says she has to take every opportunity She has She accepted a scholarship to a mostly white pr. And this makes me wonder if a black girl’s life is only about being stitched together and coming undone being stitched together and coming undoneI wonder if there’s ever a way for a girl like me to feel whole Piecing Me Together is such an important and moving book It released during Black History Month and was perhaps overshadowed by the buzz surrounding the amazing The Hate U Give that followed up a month later Both books look at what it means to be a black teen in modern America but their tones and focal points are differentThe Hate U Give is a hard hitting book about one of the most horrific problems facing America today the shooting of unharmed black teenagers It pulls no punches; it rips your heart out; it says what needs to be said Piecing Me Together on the other hand is a uieter read It's about the everyday microaggressions that Jade faces as a scholarship student at a mostly white school It's about art collages specifically hence the cover and using this as a form of expression It's about careful nuanced friendships identity and self worth Sometimes I just want to be comfortable in this skin this body Want to cock my head back and laugh loud and free all my teeth showing and not be told I’m too rowdy too ghetto Jade describes herself as a bigger girl and the book proceeds to consider standards of beauty and how they are forced upon us But where this book stands out and really where it shouldn't stand out is that it is less about relations between black people and white people and about class issues within race In Piecing Me Together Jade joins Women to Women a program that connects young black teens with older successful black women in order to hopefully improve their prospects Jade however struggles to connect with her mentor Maxine because Maxine grew up surrounded by wealth The author shows these divides along wealth and class lines within race and how this affects relationships between wealthy and poor black women whilst also showing how racial divides affect the relationship between Jade and her eually poor white friend Sam It's things like this that really open my eyes to my privilege as a white reader It is thankfully not strange any to read a book with a diverse set of characters or a book that explores whitePOC racial divides but the real test of euality will not be when it's normal to see many POC among the white people on our screens and in our books but when relationships between POC of different classreligionbackgroundetc are explored as much as the relationships between white people This book takes some very necessary steps in that direction It's also a powerful coming of age story made easy to read in one sitting by the author's engaging style Highly recommended for YA Contemporary fansBlog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

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And just because her mentor is black doesn’t mean she understands Jade And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real differenceFriendships race privilege identity this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face. I read this book based on two people's recommendations that it was game changing and eye opening On one hand I do like that this book brings up issues that I haven't seen before in any other books about a young black teenager such as reconciling privilege and advocating for racism as a bystander and voicing injustices There were threads and motifs that were woven throughout this book gorgeously and I also thought that Jade's evolution from someone unsure of herself to someone who is vocal about she wants was really encouraging and powerful and I can see how impactful it will be especially for young marginalized teens who read this On the other hand I just don't see it as anything revolutionary so it was a little bit overhyped It's a great story there's great writing and the transformation of the characters was really meaningful but it was lacking a punch that would set it apart from other books and I just didn't feel that impact as much as I wish I had Nevertheless seeing Jade's ambition and honestly was so refreshing and several people who saw me reading this asked about it because they liked the cover so I still say it's a winner

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Piecing Me TogetherIvate school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities But some opportunities feel demeaning than helpful Like an invitation to join Women to Women a mentorship program for “at risk” girls Except really Piecing Me PDF or it’s for black girls From “bad” neighborhoodsBut Jade doesn’t need support. Why isn't everyone talking about this book I am honestly shocked that I hadn't heard about this before it was sent to me by the publisher though this review is not sponsored or influenced by them in any way—as always thoughts opinions are my ownThis story is about Jade who is going into her junior year at a mostly white wealthy high school in Portland where she is a scholarship student She's learning Spanish which is a big part of the story and looking forward to this year because it's the one where she may finally be able to go on a study abroad program over spring break At the start of the new school year Jade gets placed in a mentorship program for African American students who are at risk and need someone to talk to even though Jade who has both her parents divorced uncle and best friends in her life supporting her She's unsure of getting involved in the program but knowing her participation can ensure her a scholarship to any Oregon college once she graduates convinces her to stay with her mentor MaxineThe book follows Jade's year of school as she faces challenges with friends her mentor and discusses topics of racial identity both within and outside of the black community history politics and the thing that's most important to Jade—her art She makes beautiful collages and is inspired by her life to put pieces together as she tries to come to terms with her own identity as a young woman a black girl and someone straddling so many divides It's a beautifully written story one that taught me a lot made me stop and consider the world from a totally different lens which I think is what some of the best books do and a story that will leave you like Jade inspired 45 stars