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Piecing Me Together

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel (nominee)
Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner
New York Times bestseller

"Timely and timeless." --Jacqueline Woodson

"Important and deeply moving." --John Green


Acclaimed author Renee Watson offers a powerful story about a girl striving for success in a world that too often seems like it's trying to break her.

Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And Jade has: every day she rides the bus away from her friends and to the private school where she feels like an outsider, but where she has plenty of opportunities. But some opportunities she doesn't really welcome, like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for "at-risk" girls. Just because her mentor is black and graduated from the same high school doesn't mean she understands where Jade is coming from. She's tired of being singled out as someone who needs help, someone people want to fix. Jade wants to speak, to create, to express her joys and sorrows, her pain and her hope. Maybe there are some things she could show other women about understanding the world and finding ways to be real, to make a difference.

NPR's Best Books of 2017
A 2017 New York Public Library Best Teen Book of the Year
Chicago Public Library's Best Books of 2017
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2017

Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 2017
2018 Josette Frank Award Winner



Praise for this book

"Watson’s elegantly crafted novel speaks to the myriad of people searching for themselves in the world." - Jacqueline Woodson


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Used availability for Renee Watson's Piecing Me Together

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Piecing Me Together (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Renee Watson
ISBN: 0-606-41081-3 / 978-0-606-41081-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Piecing Me Together
Author(s): Renee Watson
ISBN: 1-68119-105-9 / 978-1-68119-105-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Piecing Me Together
Author(s): Renee Watson
ISBN: 1-68119-107-5 / 978-1-68119-107-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury YA
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Piecing Me Together
Author(s): Renee Watson
ISBN: 1-4088-9734-2 / 978-1-4088-9734-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Piecing Me Together
Author(s): Renee Watson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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April 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Piecing Me Together
Author(s): Renee Watson
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Piecing Me Together
Author(s): Renee Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children's Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Piecing Me Together
Author(s): RenA e Watson
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA