Harbor Me (Paperback)

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Six 5th and 6th grade students find themselves with one hour a week to discuss whatever they want. At first, they don't speak much at all, but as the school year goes by, they open up about their very different lives. Haley's mom is dead and her father is in prison. Esteban's father has gone missing. Ashton is bullied and Holly struggles with her ADHD. Woodson's writing is spare and elegant yet accessible. The Blue Willow staff read this together this summer and highly recommend it for all.

— Cathy

Fall 2018 Kids Indie Next List

“Six students with diverse backgrounds end up together in a special-needs 5th/6th grade class in Brooklyn. Their perceptive teacher gives them one hour every Friday afternoon to simply talk with each other unsupervised. The results are deep conversations about their individual experiences and a bond formed from mutual respect and empathy. Through her compelling and big-hearted characters, Woodson makes the conversations around immigration, incarceration, police brutality, and class divide age-appropriate and approachable for young people.”
— Naomi Chamblin, Napa Bookmine, Napa, CA

Product Details
ISBN: 9789578544468
ISBN-10: 9578544464
Publisher: Xiao Mai Tian
Publication Date: January 7th, 2021
Language: Chinese