Hush [electronic resource] / Jacqueline Woodson

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: A powerfully moving novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Jaqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Evie Thomas is not who she used to be. Once she had a best friend, a happy home and a loving grandmother living nearby. Once her name was Toswiah. Now, everything is different. Her family has been forced to move to a new place and change their identities. But that's not all that has changed. Her once lively father has become depressed and quiet. Her mother leaves teaching behind and clings to a new-found religion. Her only sister is making secret plans to leave. And Evie, struggling to find her way in a new city where kids aren't friendly and the terrain is as unfamiliar as her name, wonders who she is. Jacqueline Woodson weaves a fascinating portrait of a thoughtful young girl's coming of age in a world turned upside down A National Book Award Finalist
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    • ISBN:
      9781101157268
    • Accession Number:
      fay.627781
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WOODSON, J. Hush. [electronic resource]. [s.l.] : Penguin Young Readers Group, 2006. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 21 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Woodson J. Hush. [Electronic Resource]. Penguin Young Readers Group; 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627781. Accessed October 21, 2019.
    • APA:
      Woodson, J. (2006). Hush. [electronic resource]. Penguin Young Readers Group. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627781
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Woodson, Jacqueline. 2006. Hush. [Electronic Resource]. Penguin Young Readers Group. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627781.
    • Harvard:
      Woodson, J. (2006) Hush. [electronic resource]. Penguin Young Readers Group. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627781 (Accessed: 21 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Woodson, J 2006, Hush. [electronic resource], Penguin Young Readers Group, viewed 21 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Woodson, Jacqueline. Hush. [Electronic Resource]. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2006. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627781.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Woodson, Jacqueline. Hush. [Electronic Resource]. Penguin Young Readers Group, 2006. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627781.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Woodson J. Hush. [electronic resource] [Internet]. Penguin Young Readers Group; 2006 [cited 2019 Oct 21]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.627781

Reviews

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Fall

Twelve-year-old Toswiah relates the devastating story of how her middle-class, African-American family was forced to enter the federal witness protection program after her father testified against two fellow cops who killed an innocent boy. Woodson tells a story of people torn apart by grief who eventually find a way to leave their sorrow in the past; her poetic, low-key yet vivid writing style conveys the story's atmosphere of quiet intensity. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2002 #1

Toswiah Green relates the devastating story of how her middle-class, African-American family was forced to enter the federal witness protection program after her father decided to testify against two fellow cops who killed an innocent boy. The book's title refers to the classic lullaby, a line from which-"Hush little baby, don't say a word..."-opens the novel. The words are heart-wrenchingly appropriate: Toswiah and her older sister Cameron can't say a word about their former lives. The lullaby reference initially seems ironic, as nothing can comfort or soothe the girls now, but by novel's end it's clear that Toswiah has found some peace. As the twelve-year-old movingly narrates her journey from loneliness to hope, she also provides a clear picture of the effect events have on her family. As she did so compellingly in Miracle's Boys (rev. 3/00) and other books, Woodson tells a story of people torn apart by grief who eventually find a way to leave their sorrow in the past. Her poetic, low-key, yet vivid writing style perfectly conveys the story's atmosphere of quiet intensity. j.m.b. Copyright 2001 Horn Book Magazine Reviews

PW Reviews 2001 December #2

When Toswiah Green's father, witness to a murder, does the right thing by testifying against two fellow police officers, he puts his entire family in danger. Now the Greens have fled for their lives, leaving behind all that is comfortable and familiar for the alien existences laid out by the witness protection program. Shifting between past and present, Woodson's (Miracle's Boys; If You Come Softly) introspective novel probes the complex reactions of 12-year-old Toswiah as she reluctantly reinvents herself as Evie Thomas. Telling lies about her past is as awkward for Toswiah as her adjustment to a new apartment, city and school, but most disturbing of all is the fragmentation of her formerly close-knit family. Toswiah's mother, searching for meaning and for support, becomes an avid Jehovah's Witness. Mr. Green slips into suicidal depression, and Toswiah's older sister, unbeknownst to their parents, arranges to enter college at 15. "Evie/Toswiah Thomas/Green," as the narrator once refers to herself, taps hidden stores of inner strength, ultimately realizing that "I am no longer who I was in Denver, but at least and at most I am." Readers facing their own identity crises will find familiar conflicts magnified and exponentially compounded here, yet instantly recognizable and optimistically addressed. Ages 10-up. (Jan.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.