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Book Preview: Peace, Locomotion

Peace, LocomotionPeace, Locomotion is the companion novel to Locomotion (which I do not currently have in my library). Lonnie Collins Motion, aka Locomotion, is twelve and he’s currently in the system. He and his younger sister have been placed in different foster homes, and while Lonnie is happy that they’re both in good homes, he struggles with finding a sense of family. Lonnie writes letters Lili, reflecting on their time apart, on the past, and on family, love and loss. This is a beautiful novel about a boy’s attempt to connect with a sister he no longer lives with and come to terms with his life as it is.

Jacqueline Woodson speaking. (FYI: This video is about 20 minutes long.)

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eli's bookshelf: read

Death Note, Vol. 2: Confluence
Ready Player One
Death Note, Vol. 1: Boredom
Saga, Volume 2
Saga, Volume 1
How to Eat Fried Worms
The Stranded
The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
Casting Off
The Marbury Lens
Proper Gauge
Changers Book One: Drew
The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!
The Pigeon Needs a Bath!
The Martian
Loki: Agent of Asgard #3
Wise Young Fool
The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There
Judging a Book by Its Lover: A Field Guide to the Hearts and Minds of Readers Everywhere
The Darkest Minds

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