Parents' Guide to

Piecing Me Together

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Powerful, insightful tale of self-awareness, power of art.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

A book for all

I think every mentor should read this book. It was perfect for our family road trip as it appealed to all of us for one reason or another. Highly recommend!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (4 ):

Readers will fall in love with real, poignant, and lovely Jade the moment they step into her brilliant, colorful mind, seeing the world as she does in all its beauty and contradictions. Piecing Me Together is so layered and beautifully put together, the fully fleshed-out characters come alive and become our friends, sisters, and mentors. Author Renee Watson makes the case for seeing African American girls and women as they are, not as the stereotypes foisted on them.

There's a humanity that author Renée Watson touches on that makes the story, situations, and characters relatable while giving a megaphone to voices that are traditionally silenced. This is a must-read not only for girls but also for parents and educators of both genders.

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