Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Peace, Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson
Locomotion lives with his foster mother Miss Edna and writes daily to his younger sister Lili, who is in another foster home, after the death of their parents. Locomotion likes to write poetry but his new teacher is not very appreciative of his talent. One of his good friends has moved to Florida. And Miss Edna's son Jenkins is fighting in Iraq but the family gets word that he is wounded. Locomotion reveals all the details of his life and his thoughts in his letters to Lili while they deal with their grief and form new families.