Sigh. Wow. Where do I start?
So I found this book through the app Libby– (which if you don’t know about the Libby– it’s amazing! You type in your library card number and can download ebooks and audiobooks to your kindle for FREE!)
I was familiar with the author Jaqueline Woodson through her award winning book “Brown Girl Dreaming”.
I had not heard of Feathers before, but was immediately sucked in to reading and pleasantly surprised by how much I loved it! Honestly a way to describe- it made me feel warm inside like I was spending time with a best friend.
Feathers touches on topics such as segregation, religion, bullying, hearing impairment, family and friendship.
Set in the early ’70s, the MC Frannie is a sixth grader in a school on “the other side of the highway”. A new boy shows up at school and things begin to change. She finds herself facing all sorts of things that challenge her to reflect on her life and life all around her.
I also enjoyed the ten discussion questions in the back of the book. This would definitely be excellent for a read aloud with rich discussion before, during and afterwards.
I must have highlighted at least ten quotes from the book, but I’ll leave you with a few. I hope this book touches your heart as much as it did mine and allows you to reflect on your own thoughts and potential bias’s. ❤️
If somebody did build that bridge… who do you think would be the first to cross it? Somebody from that side? Or somebody from our side?
I don’t know if I believe in miracles. I think things happen and we need to believe in them.