Title/Author: Piecing Me Together by Renée Watson
Genre: YA contemporary
Synopsis: A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renée Watson.
Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday morning test prep opportunities. But some opportunities feel more demeaning than helpful. Like an invitation to join Women to Women, a mentorship program for “at-risk” girls. Except really, it’s for black girls. From “bad” neighborhoods.
But Jade doesn’t need support. And just because her mentor is black doesn’t mean she understands Jade. And maybe there are some things Jade could show these successful women about the real world and finding ways to make a real difference.
Friendships, race, privilege, identity—this compelling and thoughtful story explores the issues young women face.
Welcome to my post on the Bloomsbury blog tour! Thank you so much to Bloomsbury for providing me with a copy of Piecing Me Together and including me in this kick-butt blog tour. My part features a book review and a giveaway link!
To preface (and summarize) my review of Piecing Me Together: You should read this book. Of course, now you’re asking me: why should I read it? Well, get yourself a mug of tea & a comfy place to sit… (Plus, if you stay until the end… there may or may not be a rafflecopter link to a giveaway of a hardcover copy. 🙂 ) Continue reading