G.P. Putnam's Sons
In a series of poems, eleven-year-old Lonnie writes about his life, after the death of his parents, separated from his younger sister, living in a foster home, and finding his poetic voice at school.
Family Relationships; Culture/Ethnicity; Disability and Health; Family member death; Foster care; Bicultural; Illness; foster mother; death of mother; death of father; bicultural family; sickle cell; sickness; disease
Wirral Paperback of the Year Award, 2004, Short List
National Book Award, 2003, Finalist, Young People's Literature
Judy Lopez Memorial Award for Children's Literature, 2004, Honor Book
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2004, Honor Book, Author
Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Excellence in Children's Literature, 2003, Honor Book, Fiction and Poetry
kids; middle school; friendship; dancing
Woodson, Jacqueline, "Locomotion" (2003). Diverse Families. 2129.