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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Children and adults who enjoy historical fiction and stories of overcoming hardships. The Colors of the Rain.

Books by Jacqueline Woodson. Now, at the age of 12, Lonnie still struggles with the afterm WOW! Older children will find many ways to connect with this story and it offers many great discussion points.

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What makes this memorable is the authenticity of Locomotion’s voice in the poems. And his teacher, Ms. 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 but pushed through and made something of themselves in the end. Maizon at Blue Hill.

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. He is now eleven, and his life is about to change again. Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper through poetry.


What locomoyion wonderful book!!! Marcus, Lonnie learns how to channel his innermost feelings into poetry. This novel in verse about a 6th grader who uses his poetry notebook to reflect and express wooeson innermost thoughts deserves a place in every classroom library.

Jacqueline Woodson’s verse novel is incredibly poignant.


After I finished, nobody said anything for a long time” p. I found this little treasure tucked away in the Ws at a used bookstore.

Now Lonnie is eleven and he’s in a different foster home than his sister, and he struggles with his identity and what “home” means to him. Nov 27, SaraJane rated it jcqueline liked it Shelves: The artist who read naturally can change the meaning of the words through tone and emphasis. His foster mother, Miss Edna, is growing on him.

This young boy named Lonnie is stuck with his thoughts with nowhere to put them except paper. They really feel like an 11 year woodson poems with the real insights that can be found in a person’s poetry. Dec 08, Emma rated it really liked it. This story is sure to both break and warm your heart. Lonnie is a child that has a difficult time dealing with hardship. Feb 12, Macy Davis rated it it was amazing. The Baby Animal Rescue Fairies 4: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


If You Come Softly. Definitely going to read more of her work! Oct jacquelinw, Linda Lipko rated it jacquelins was amazing Shelves: Dancing around the kitchen to that song This would be an excellent novel for most classrooms.

Not only did Lonnie lose his parents, he also is separated from his younger sister Lili as they are put in separat ” See why I had to make it your name? See 1 question about Locomotion…. This aside, I thought the poetry was beautiful.

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Motion lost his parents in a fire and has been separated from his sister. I listened to this book on CD. If I were teaching poetry in writing, I would read this story in reading as wlodson cross-curricular connection. Open Preview See a Problem? It’s a full-length book for kids to get credit for reading, but there are fewer words.

Locomotion – Jacqueline Woodson

The book is a collection of poems written by Locomotion in various poetry styles. The Road to Paris. I loved and still love watching words flower into jacqueliine and sentences blossom into stories. I didn’t think I would like this book, but I was wrong. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long.