Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

feathers.jpgIt’s winter. It’s dreary. Frannie’s life is pretty ordinary. She walks to school with her brother Sean, avoids Trevor, the classroom bully, and stares out the window whenever things get too dull in Math class. Then Jesus Boy comes. He’s the new kid, practically the only white kid in school. Everyone says he looks like Jesus, and Frannie’s friend Samantha thinks he might even be Jesus. But why would Jesus show up at their school? And why does Jesus Boy – with his translucent skin and pale hair – keep saying he isn’t white? And why does he use sign language to speak to Frannie? Does he somehow know her brother is deaf? Suddenly, Frannie’s life seems more full of questions than answers. Nothings seems solid anymore. Is this what growing up means? Over the course of one quiet winter, Frannie confronts the uncertainty, fear, and – most importantly – hope that accompany the end of childhood and the mysterious journey into the future.

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