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Hush by [Jacqueline Woodson]

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"As she did so compellingly in Miracle's Boys and other books, Woodson tells a story of people torn apart by grief who eventually find a way to leave their sorrow in the past. Her poetic, low-key, yet vivid writing style perfectly conveys the story's atmosphere of quiet intensity."

"Readers facing their own identity crises will find familiar conflicts magnified and exponentially compounded here, yet instantly recognizable and optimistically addressed."

"Sophisticated readers ... will come away with images and characters who are impossible to forget."

My name's Toswiah, I'd say. Toswiah Green. Have you ever heard of me? But my name is Evie now. And I've never been brave. I can never tell anybody the real truth. But I can write it and say this story you're about to read is fiction. I can give it a beginning, middle, and end. A plot. A character named Evie. A sister named Anna. Call it fiction because fiction's what it is. Evie and Anna aren't real people. So you can't go somewhere and look this up and say Now I know who this story's about. Because if you did, it would kill my father.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Toswiah Green. Evie Thomas. One girl. Two names. Two lives. When her police officer father witnesses two white cops killing a black boy, he makes the heart-wrenching decision to testify against his former friends. Overnight, thanks to the witness protection program, Toswiah becomes Evie, and she and her family leave their idyllic Denver, Colorado, life far behind. Toswiah's previously happy, lighthearted mother abruptly turns to religion, her big sister makes secret plans to escape the family, and her proud father collapses inward to a depressed, almost catatonic state. Adolescent Toswiah--now Evie--copes as best she can, taking up track and field in school, and trying to fathom who she is, and who she is becoming.

Jacqueline Woodson, Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Miracle's Boys and many other highly acclaimed titles, delves deep into the confused hearts of a family that has lost its identity. Toswiah, as a young teenager, was already on the verge of shaping her identity as a young woman; with these shattering events, it takes every ounce of strength and courage to keep her core intact. (Ages 13 and older) --Emilie Coulter

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B002VKJ1CA
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Nancy Paulsen Books (June 8 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1222 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 204 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.6 out of 5 stars 209 ratings

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Jacqueline Woodson's memoir BROWN GIRL DREAMING won the 2014 National Book Award and was a NY Times Bestseller. Her novel, ANOTHER BROOKLYN, was a National Book Award finalist and an Indie Pick in 2016. Among her many awards, she the recipient of the Kurt Vonnegut Award, four Newbery Honors, two Coretta Scott King Award, and the Langston Hughes Medal. Jacqueline is the author of nearly thirty books for young people and adults including EACH KINDNESS, IF YOU COME SOFTLY, LOCOMOTION and I HADN'T MEANT TO TELL YOU THIS. She served as Young People's Poet Laureate from 2014-2016, was a fellow at The American Library in Paris, occasionally writes for the New York Times, is currently working on more books and like so many writers - lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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