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Some Places More Than Others

By Barbara Saunders, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Tween girl helps heal family rift in charming novel.

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age 8+


I am a person who got the book before it came out and I finished a week later. I couldn't stop reading it and wouldn't go to sleep for many days! This story is just amazing and I love it!

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This book about family history and relationships charms from its opening chapter. In Some Places More Than Others, Renée Watson weaves a connection between the complicated realities that characterize New York City, the history of black people in America, and one particular loving and lovable family.

New Yorkers and people who love that city will have fun with the details: the line of taxicabs at JFK Airport, Jamaican meat patties, and taking the uptown train by mistake when you're headed downtown. A strength of this book is that it deals with painful emotions without invoking controversial or disturbing situations.

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