Finalist for the National Book Award
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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Good book. If you like this one try peace locomotion
This is a really heart warming book. It's about a boy named Lonnie aka locomotion who lost his mother and father in a fire. He and his sister went to a orphan and one day a lady walked in and took the sister and not locomotion.
This book is a great book. It shows you how a 11 year od boy can really catch your attention with his great poems!!! I reccomend this book for people ages 11-15
ME ERIC LAMONT ANGEL