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By Jacqueline Woodson

A stunning and relocating novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author

"Hope is the article with feathers" begins the poem Frannie is analyzing in class. Frannie hasn't suggestion a lot approximately wish. there are such a lot of different issues to contemplate. every day, her buddy Samantha turns out a section extra "holy." there's a new boy in school everyone seems to be calling the Jesus Boy. And even though the hot boy appears like a white child, he says he's no longer white. who's he? in the course of a iciness jam-packed with surprises, sturdy and undesirable, Frannie begins seeing loads of issues in a brand new light—her brother Sean's deafness, her mother's worry, the category bully's anger, her top friend's religion and her personal wish for "the factor with feathers."

Jacqueline Woodson once more takes readers on a trip right into a younger girl's center and divulges the discomfort and the enjoyment of studying to seem underneath the surface.

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Antiphonal parts have been added which are passed within the string section, creating links to early Bach Brandenburg Concertos. The overall composition uses a ternary structure cementing links with classical controlled structure. (Exemplar text for GCSE music by Barrie McArdie, Queensbury School, Bradford) (See Handout 4b on the DVD for examples of colour-coded exemplar text from a range of subjects). From this point on, all exemplar text is ‘colour coded’ at some stage in each unit. The key to the coding in this book is shown in the right-hand column below.

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