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Some Places More Than Others ePub ✓ Hardcover Read ½ naturaltreatment í Newbery Honor author Renée Watson explores a family’s relationships and Harlem—its history culture arts and peopleAll Amara wants is to visit her father's family in Harlem Her wish comes true when her dad decides to brinAmily and stay in the brownstone where her dad grew up Plus she wants to visit every landmark from the Apollo to Langston Hughes's homeBut her family and even the city is not uite what Amara thought Her dad doesn’t speak to her grandpa and the crowded streets can be suffocating as well as inspiri Newbery alert This one is special

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Newbery Honor author Renée Watson explores a family’s relationships and Harlem its history culture arts and peopleAll Amara wants is to visit her father's family in Harlem Her wish comes true when her dad decides to bring her along on a business trip She can't wait to finally meet her extended f Some Places More Than Others is basically the middle grade book I needed in my childhood and never had I would’ve loved it We have a black female main character who is learning about her family history and what it means to be herself And it is an absolutely fantastic bookWe have to start off with talking about the black representation which is done so well in this book Not only do we get some moments with black hair where Amara’s mother oils her hair or when she discusses hair with her cousins and some hair shaming goes on But we also get to see them eating Jamaican patties and drinking ginger beer among other foods We get to see a bit of church culture too While religion is not heavy handed or very important in the book we know they are church goers and get to see them going to different churches and laughing about pranks played when they were children in church I liked seeing a little church culture and a lot of black culture in this bookIt always makes me happy to see education being presented as something a student is involved and inspired by A lot of the happenings in this book are inspired by a school project that Amara gets and it prompts her to look into her family history It makes me happy to see education being shown in such a positive light It then goes on to develop the theme of identity Especially as Amara is at the age where she is growing up figuring out who she is independently to her parentsThis book heavily features parents and family ties I loved seeing how included her mum and dad were throughout the whole novel Her parents clearly love her and while they have their own imperfections and learning to do I love that they put Amara first Extended family were also at the forefront of the novel especially when it comes to living far from home and meeting them for the first time I had this exact experience when I met my cousins from Jamaica for the first time I’d never been before so it was like tapping into a realm of family I’d never had access to and it was such a good portrayal Love forgiveness and reconciliation are some important themes here And the storyline of forgiveness and love was handled very wellI loved seeing New York in this novel I’ve never felt a particular pull to visit but now I want to go there I had no idea that New York held so much celebration for black culture and black history I usually see this city as a grey background to popular novels but in this one the city comes to life through Amara’s tourist eyes It made me feel strong proud and I would love to learn about some of the people mentioned who I didn’t knowI was surprised that deconstructing stereotypes surrounding gender roles was also included in this book It was presented in a very accessible way to younger children and explained so well I love that because it is something that children need to learn Another theme that was handled so well Watson can do no wrong in this bookLastly I want to mention something that has no right to be in this review and I am going to include it anyway Amara’s grandfather is very much a focus in this book In one scene he is with his grandchildren and teaching them about history and hands them a dollar for their knowledge In that moment it reminded me of something similar my own grandfather did With the anniversary of his passing coming up he has been on my mind and and it struck a chord with my emotions This book was a true celebration of family and love to the smallest scenes and I want to thank Watson for writing it My younger self would’ve been overwhelmed with happinessThis review and others can be found on Olivia's Catastrophe

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Some Places More Than OthersNg But as she learns and about Harlem and her father’s history Amara realizes how in some ways than others she can connect with this other home and familyThis is a powerful story about family the places that make us who we are and how we find ways to connect to our history across time and distanc This is an excellent story of family and friendship for modern MG readers Nothing earth shattering or tragic happens It is a story about girl trying to figure out her history and family's past She has loving parents and a great home but like every human ever she is searching for her place in it all and trying to discover her identity independent of them and also how she fits with them Renée Watson does an excellent job of developing character and place as she always does