The kinetic energy of the aptly named Locomotion (the nickname of Lonnie Collins Motion) permeates the 60 poems that tell his sad yet hopeful story. Lonnie’s. Finalist for the National Book Award Jacqueline Woodson is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature When Lonnie was seven. When Lonnie Collins Motion was seven years old, his life changed forever. Now Lonnie is eleven and his life is about to change again. His teacher, Ms. Marcus.

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Marcus’s class Lonnie begins to learn about poetry.

Sep 18, Hollison Sudduth rated it really liked it. Lists with This Book. The story is told in poem form. I truly appreciate the fact that this book address foster care and kids who are struggling with the loss of a parent. The author places the characters in nearly unbearable circumstances, then lets incredible human resiliency shine through.

Locomotion – Jacqueline Woodson

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Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. What a wonderful book!!! This young boy named Lonnie is stuck with his thoughts with nowhere to put them except paper. I would use this book as a way to inspire students to write their own poetry.

I really appreciate the way it was read. And his teacher, Ms.


I would definitely recommend this book to teachers to read to their students! Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This is a GoodRead! This would be an excellent novel for most classrooms. Lilli believes that if they find God, they will be together much sooner. As he puts feelings into words, he is able to unlock the pain and begin a life of hope. Overall, I really liked this book, and I would recommend it to kids and adults that are exploring the world of poetry a little bit deeper.

Now, at the age of 12, Lonnie still struggles with the aftermath. It also showed how even though a child went through something hard, they can always come out on top of things. I chalked stories across sidewalks and penciled tiny tales in notebook margins. After I finished, nobody said anything for a long time” p.

Locomotion, by Jaqueline Woodson. He is learning how to express his feelings through poetry, which he is working on in class with his teacher Ms. Through the poems, you understand that Lonnie is still troubled by the death of his parents, and then the discovery of his classmate having a disease.

Touching, Poetic Story I’m not really a loud jacquelne, I swear. He remembers his mother and father who were the heart of his jacquelime, and his sister, Lili, who nows lives in a different world.

Locomotion by Jacqueline Woodson | Scholastic

Locomotion is written as a series of poems by Lonnie, an year-old who has survived several traumatic events in his short life, and, locomktion the help of a gifted teacher who really believes in him, writes them out in various poetry forms epistolary, occasional, haiku, free verse – This National Book Award Finalist is another Woodson keeper; Woodson seems determined to write engaging fiction involving African American kids jacquelin least what I’ve read so far that enlightens the readers about poetry.


Lonnie Collins age 11 lost his parents in a tragic fire four years ago and since then he has been under the care of Miss Locpmotion, who apparently does not like boys. It made the poetry come to life. As the reader progresses jacquelline the novel, written in verse, they follow Locomotion’s journey of coming to terms with his past and looking forward. The Day You Begin. Not only did Lonnie lose his parents, he also is separated from his younger sister Lili as they are put in separat ” See why I had to make it your name?


They made me ache in good and hard ways. No Such Thing as the Jcqueline World. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.