Some Places More Than Othersby Renée Watson
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- Grades: 4 - 7
- Ages: 9 - 12
Amara can’t wait to visit her father’s family in New York City and get in touch with her roots. But from the moment she arrives, everything feels unwelcoming.
Award-Winning Author, Heartwarming and Inspiring Middle Grades Fiction, Complex Family Dynamics, Exploring the Power of Family Stories, Relatable Coming-of-Age Tale
Topics and Themes:
Family, Roots, Oregon, New York City, Healing and Forgiveness
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But New York City is not exactly what Amara thought it would be. It’s crowded, with confusing subways and suffocating sidewalks. Her father is too busy with work to spend time with her, and he’s too angry to spend time with Grandpa Earl.
As Amara learns more about Harlem and her father’s family history, she begins to understand more about who she is and where she came from…and who she wants to be.