A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Rene Watson.Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if shes ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls. Except really, its for black girls. From bad neighborhoods.But Jade doesnt need support. And just because her mentor is black doesnt 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 difference.Friendships, race, privilege, identitythis compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face....
|Title||:||Piecing Me Together|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||277 pages|
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Piecing Me Together Reviews
Unlike the majority of teenagers, Jade knows what she wants.
She knows that she wants to escape her poor neighbourhood, go to a great college on a scholarship, and eventually buy her mama the house she isn’t able to afford on her own.
Yes, she goes to an almost-all-white private school, but she is constantly reminded of where she comes from—and right now, she’s not sure that’s a good thing.
Fortunately, the program she recently joined, called Woman to Woman, will help her figure out who she is as ...more
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 undone. I wonder if there's ever a way for a girl like me to feel whole.
What can I say? Renée Watson returns with another story of young black girlhood. After reading This Side of Home, I wanted more from this author. She delivered.
Jade is a YA female protagonist that's needed. She offers, on page, the daily mirror almost every black girl reflects upon. Iss ...more
It’s a real shame that this book isn’t getting more attention. It’s such a strong contemporary novel!
This novel follows a teenage black girl named Jade, who attends private school on a scholarship while living in the “hood”. Jade is struggling with her identity, and the novel follows her through her junior year and her new mentorship program.
Here’s a list of things I really liked about this book:
There is no romance whatsoever, and I certainly didn’t miss having one. This is Jade’s story, and I l ...more
I'm going to write a book review about this masterpiece.
This book is about a girl named Jade who lives in Portland, Oregon and she goes to a white school. Basically she is the only black girl in the whole school. One day, she gets called out to join The Women to Women project and at first she doesn't like it, until she meets Maxine, a women who is also black and has had similar experiences to Jade. When she joins Women To Women she meets other girls who are black and learns a lot about herself. ...more
Piecing Me Together was beautifully, almost lyrically, written. It was powerful, honest and contained so many important messages that need to be said. If you’re looking for a short read that packs a punch, this is one I’d definitely recommend.
#RWLChallenge: A book with black artists, dancers or musicians (own voices)
My only issue is that it is too short. LOL.
I loved this book about Jade, a teen girl growing up in a poor neighborhood in Oregon who attends a mostly-white private school. She is invited to an “at-risk” mentorship program called Women to Women, and Jade quickly figures out that just because her mentor is black doesn’t mean they can relate to each other. Jade’s voice is compelling and real, and the book is interspersed with gorgeous poetry (see Chapter 35, Things That are Black and Beautiful). The cover is also stunning – artwork done by ...more
Probably one of the best YA books I’ve read in a very long time