Hush, one of Jacqueline Woodson’s novels for teens, is a beautifully written, realistic book about Evie, who used to be Toswiah from Denver before the whole family had to move because her dad testified against fellow cops in a murder trial.  When you loved your old life, Evie finds out, it’s devastating to start a new one, especially when your dad is a shell of the man he used to be and your mom becomes pious and your sister–well she’s just trying to find a way out of this new life.

Explore family, relationships and memories via Hush.


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 or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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3 Responses to Hush

  1. kathytemean says:

    Ane, (my name for you, since you haven’t shared it with us)

    You really can’t go wrong reading anything Jacqueline Woodson writes. Glad you stopped by my blog. It helped me find yours.


  2. Laine Batlis says:

    Glorious blog!

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