Harbor Me [electronic resource] : Woodson, Jacqueline.

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      Summary: Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories.Cast of Narrators:N'Jameh Camara, as Haley Jose Carrera, as Tiago Dean Flanagan, as Ashton Angel Romero, as Esteban Toshi Widoff-Woodson, as Holly Mikelle Wright-Matos, as Amari and also featuring the author, Jacqueline Woodson, as Ms. Laverne
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      Cast: Camara, N'Jameh; Woodson, Jacqueline; Widoff-Woodson, Toshi; Cast, Full
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      Audio book.
      Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] Penguin Random House 2018 Available via World Wide Web.
      Format: MP3
      Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 105.3 MB)
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PW Reviews 2018 May #3

Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming) celebrates all that is essential and good for humanity—compassion, understanding, security, and freedom—in this touching novel about six children with special needs. Sixth-grader Haley and her best friend, Holly, don't know much about their four male classmates when they are placed in a self-contained classroom. They soon discover the things that they do and do not have in common when, on Friday afternoons, their teacher takes them to ARTT (a room to talk). Here, without adult supervision, the class can have conversations about anything. Usually the students use the time to unburden themselves of problems ranging from a parent's deportation to bullying in the schoolyard. Haley is the last to spill her secrets, about her mother's death and why her father is in prison, and afterwards she is rewarded with a feeling of lightness, "like so many bricks had been lifted off me," she says. Woodson's skills as poet and master storyteller shine brightly here as she economically uses language to express emotion and delve into the hearts of her characters. Showing how America's political and social issues affect children on a daily basis, this novel will leave an indelible mark on readers' minds. Ages 10–up. (Aug.)

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