Early years[ edit ] Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio , and lived in Nelsonville , Ohio, before her family moved south. She also states where she lives in her autobiography, Brown Girl Dreaming. I wanted to write about communities of color. I wanted to write about girls.
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Start your review of Locomotion Write a review Dec 08, Emma rated it really liked it Locomotion by Jacquline Woodson This book I found hidden in the book corner of my Year 5 classroom. The name and cover intrigued me as the title and cover didnt appear very child friendly or very appealing for a 10 year old.
This book is based on the poems of a young orphan Lonnie whose life changed dramatically when his parents died.
He and his younger sister were separated and fostered into very different homes on the opposite side of the city. Lonnie is an angry boy who has become dis-involved Locomotion by Jacquline Woodson This book I found hidden in the book corner of my Year 5 classroom.
Lonnie is an angry boy who has become dis-involved with the world and his life. But with the help of a teacher Lonnie finds a way to express his grievances through his poetry.
His poetry is refreshing as it tells a story. At first the topic appears to be random but eventually his life story becomes clearer.
This book would be a good book for independent reading but also poems could be chosen for PSHE, RE and literacy as the poems are reflective and the language is child friendly. As an adult reading it I found it heart warming but for a younger child further reflection and discussion would be appropriate.