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Red At The Bone

By Jacqueline Woodson


196 pages

Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
What’s it about? This book begins in 2001 as Melody is turning 16.  Melody’s grandparents are hosting a coming out party for her at their Brooklyn home.  The story goes back and forth in time to tell the story of Melody, her parents, and her grandparents.What did it make me think about? What didn’t this novel make me think about?   I came away wondering if people are more different or more the same- no matter what culture they come from. Should I read it? One of my favorites from 2019. Of course I would read anything Jacqueline Woodson wrote… Quote- ​”He knew what she wasn’t saying. That the house felt small with him and Melody in it.  Wrong.  That she didn’t want to live with him.  Didn’t want to raise anybody’s child.  Pregnancy was one thing, but being someone’s mom was another. “

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