Lonnie is a quiet kid who lives with Miss Edna, his foster-mother, because his parents died.  Grappling with the ensuing grief as well as separation from his little sister, Lonnie turns to poetry to express himself.

Locomotion, a novel in free verse, showcases Jacqueline Woodson’s lean style.  Poetry enhances the tone of the story and never overwhelms it. Most of all, Lonnie C. Motion comes alive through the pages of this exquisite book.  It’s not a long book, but it is meant to be read slowly to savour every word.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at wendybooydegraaff.com or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
This entry was posted in Children's novels, Poetry, strong characters, Voice and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Locomotion

  1. Pingback: Brown Girl Dreaming | An Education in Books Blog

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.