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Saturday, 7 May 2011

Feathers

Feathers
by:Jacqueline Woodson
Age: Grade 6-7
Rating 4.5/10
This book is a cheap one. One that you find in those scholastic book catalogs for 2 dollars. It is not great in any way, but does do a lot of nice things for the students. First of all, this book discusses the lives of a segregated community and how it impacts the kids when someone who is not the same racial colour enters in the society. This story touches on students in grade 6 who are being challenged with their beliefs in racial differences and religion indoctrinations.  The book follows a girl who is introduced to a new boy in the class. He is different because he is white. All the students are shocked and do not respect him as much. As the story goes on, the students find out that the boy has a black father. They are all confused and they realize that the boy is not really that different. The identity and beliefs of the characters are challenged and occasionally changed, making this book great for a class that has a lot of issues with racism, bullying and discrimination. Read it for the kids, not for enjoyment.
If you liked this review, or didnt, comment! Tell me what books I should read next!

16 comments:

  1. Great idea for a blog! Following :)

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  2. This proves you should never make assumptions about someone until you actually sit down and talk to them!

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  3. @thenitefalls or judge a book by its cover? lol

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  4. Liked the review, would say to read Helfire by Ed Macy but I don't know if you can get it in the US!

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  5. Very interesting. Love this blog.

    Followed

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  6. racism is wack!

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  7. black father? interesting twist

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  8. sounds like they could learn something good from it

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  9. It's good that they do books about that topic, and maybe for kids thought, people should be mature enough to not discriminated anyone for their skin color or anything.

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  10. i believe i have read that book a long time ago.

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  11. I think you should read Starship Troopers next. Its -nothing- like the movie, and is really quite excellent. There's a lot of moral and ethical discussion in the book.

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  12. Nice review. I'll have to check it out.

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  13. no thanks. racism as a book topic sounds really very boring.

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  14. I'll skip this one

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