The kinetic energy of the aptly named Locomotion (the nickname of Lonnie Collins Motion) permeates the 60 poems that tell his sad yet hopeful story. Lonnie’s. Finalist for the National Book Award Jacqueline Woodson is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature When Lonnie was seven. When Lonnie Collins Motion was seven years old, his life changed forever. Now Lonnie is eleven and his life is about to change again. His teacher, Ms. Marcus.

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The language used throughout this book written in jacque,ine form shows an appreciation for poetry while also using it as a way of expressing the young narrators own grief about his life. I remember my uncle catching me writing my name in graffiti on the side of a building.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. I am not usually a fan of poetry. How if you turn in your TV, that’s what you see-people with lots and jadqueline of stuff not having to sit on scratchy couches in Miss Edna’s house.

At seven, life dramatically changed for Lonnie and his little sister when their parents died in a fire.

If I was a grown-up maybe Miss Edna wouldn’t always be telling me to be quiet but I’m eleven and maybe eleven’s just noisy. He is learning how to express his feelings through poetry, which he is working on in class with his teacher Ms.

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson

Feb 12, Macy Davis rated woodosn it was amazing. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Nov 06, Megan rated it it was amazing Shelves: I listened to this book on CD.

Lonnie’s parents die in a fire when he is seven. Lonnie is a child that has a difficult time dealing with hardship.


Filled with mixed emotions, Lonnie’s English teacher, Ms. Readers, though, will recognize Lonnie as kocomotion survivor. Lonnie is asked by the newsman to read one of his poems. I would reccomend this book to anyone who likes books like Locomotion? And the true fact is alotta those people are white.


Mar lcoomotion, Reading is my Escape rated it liked it Shelves: They made me ache in good and hard ways. How to write a great review. This National Book award winning story tenderly, poignantly, wonderfully tells the tale of Lonnie Collins Motion.

This allows him to tell the world about his life Locomotion is a poetic novel that I listened to in the form of an audiobook. To ask other readers questions about Locomotionplease sign up. Feb 12, Theresa rated it it was wlodson. The narrator and protagonist of this story is Lonnie Collins Motion.

Locomotion – Jacqueline Woodson

The Colors of the Rain. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement. This National Book Award Finalist is another Woodson keeper; Woodson seems determined to write engaging fiction involving African American kids at least what I’ve read so far that enlightens the readers about poetry. The story is told in poem form. The Baby Jacqeline Rescue Fairies 4: Read in one sitting. Maizon at Blue Hill. To go a step further, instead of just making it a lesson for academics, I could make it into a life lesson on how a child lost their parents Locomotion was a great book!

The fact that the poems are written from Lonnie’s perspective gives the reader so much more insight into his thoughts and feelings. However, I got slightly confused by some of the content. Told entirely soodson Lonnie’s poetry, we see his heartbreak over his lost family, his thoughtful perspective on the world around him, and most of all his love for Lili and his determination to one day put at least half of their family back together.


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From teaching poetic forms like haiku and sonnetto breaking down tough topics, this novel hits every note that I wanted it to. Locomotion was the same. The review must be at least 50 characters long. I found Jacqueline Woodson’s book to be locomotionn combination of inspiring poetry but a rather flat storyline. Edwards award for Lifetime Achievement.

Between Madison and Palmetto. I loved and still love watching words flower into sentences and sentences blossom into stories. It is interesting and unique that this lofomotion is set up in a poetic format as it describes how Lonnie explores poetry’s various forms. Dancing around the kitchen to that song This would be an excellent novel for most classrooms. I really appreciate the way it was read. His foster mother, Miss Edna, is growing on him. Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson is locomotiom story of Lonnie, nicknamed Locomotion, an eleven year old boy who has been living with Miss Jxcqueline, his foster mom since his parents passed away in a fire when he was seven.

Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. And the white lady and man with all that good food to throw away. Woodeon School Library Journal “Lonnie Collins Motion, the Locomotion of the title, is a New York City fifth grader with a gifted teacher who assigns her class to write different forms of poetry.