[Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD

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Summary Once You Know This Download Once You Know This 107 A girl wishes for a better life for herself her mom and her baby brother and musters the courage to make it happen in this moving and emotionally satisfying story for readers of Kate DiCamillo and Lynda Mullaly Hunt Eleven year old Brittany knows there has to be a better world out there Lately though it sure doesn’t feel like it She and her b. Gosh I really don t like to give bad reviews I want to find something good about a book and lead with it I write I know how difficult the process can be But I also sell books and I sell books to kids This book is marketed to kids 9 12 In the first 50 pages the the main character deals with domestic violence grandparent dementia and possible neglect poverty food insecurity mental illness suicide parental illness inference of teachers homosexuality an underfunded school I think there were a few thingsbut it was a pretty long list and I could not remember them all I am going to break this downWhen we sell books to children 9 years old we have to consider a couple of things First what is their reading level Second what is their level of sophistication Successful books for this age can be issue books But they deal with one maybe two issues I consider Donna Gephart s book Death by Toilet Paper to be an excellent example of this It deals with a boy who has lost his father to cancer and the ensuing financial dislocation to his home There is a grandfather who has slight dementia but he adds to the story and does not add burden to the child It is a funny book with a lot of heart and most importantly there are some solid adults in the story Another great book in this vein is Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate In this story the main character is coping with potential homelessness with the return of an imaginary friend who just so happens to be a giant talking purple cat It is sweet It is clear that the adults in the story are struggling But the reader can have empathy for their plightI understand that children in this world grow up in difficult circumstances The world is not a fair place for children For at risk children they want to know that there are books that can reflect their life This book just feels like it is trying to hit them over the head with how miserable their life is The message of hope it tries impart gets lost in the fear I felt this character must feel living in a home with an abuser There was no humor nothing to lighten the tension of this child in crisis The ending was predictable I have serious concerns about recommending this book to children as young as nine because it really feels like it is asking too much of them Some of the issues listed above were couched in language that I am not sure a 9 year old reader would get The reference to suicide was something I as an adult picked up on but I am not sure a 9 year old kid would Is it really necessary to the main character s story The reference to homosexuality of the teacher brought up in a note passed between students in class again is this necessary to the story of the main character If the character were a little older if there were less issue boxes trying to be checked off if there were just a little softness to the storyNow some fine print I don t just come at this book as a snobby bookseller I grew up in an abusive home I have known poverty The one and only thing I can say saved me from this was the library and my library card Books taught me how to be empathetic Books painted a world of possibility Books showed me what normal looked like Books gave me the tools to cope with what was happening in my home I did not want to read stories of girls who lived horrible lives I was already doing that I wanted to read stories of girls who were spunky assertive I wanted to read fantasy and adventure I wanted to read about horses I wanted to read friendship stories I can appreciate that the author as a victim advocate has tapped into her experience to write this book I am sure she has seen things many of us can not comprehend This book is going to be marketed to 9 12 year olds not just those who may share the same story as the girl in this book but those kids who may want to understand at risk kids I am just not sure this is the book I could recommend

Summary Once You Know This

Once You Know This

Summary Once You Know This Download Once You Know This 107 Est friend Marisol stick together at school but at home Brittany’s granny is sick her cat is missing there’s never any money and there’s her little brother Tommy to worry about Brittany has a hard time picturing her future as anything but a plain white sky If her life is going to ever change she needs a plan And once she starts believing. A lot of issues in a little book

review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Emily Blejwas

Summary Once You Know This Download Once You Know This 107 In herself Brittany realizes that what has always seemed out of reach might be just around the corner This debut novel by Emily Blejwas is perfect for readers who love emotionally satisfying books Thoughtful and understated it’s the hopeful story of a girl who struggles to make her future bright and the makeshift family that emerges around he. I really struggled with how to rate this book It was a uick read that dealt with a lot of issues that were resolved too easily I did not feel it was realistic to abusive situations I have been involved with in my life I also did not feel the content was appropriate for children Yes it was real life Yes they need exposure to real life but not with the tainted opinion that certain choices such as drugs suicide and abuse are okay The book never specifically states it is okay but it doesn t emphatically say they are wrong which is what I want my kids to know


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  1. says: Summary Once You Know This [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Emily Blejwas Õ 7 Download

    [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Gosh I really don't like to give bad reviews I want to find something good about a book and lead with it I write I know how difficult the process can be But I also sell books and I sell books to kids This book is marketed to kids 9 12 In the first 50 pages the the main character deals with domestic violence grandparent dementia and possible neglect poverty food insecurity mental illness suicide parental illness inference of tea

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    Summary Once You Know This Emily Blejwas Õ 7 Download [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Sometimes you just need one of those positive stories where all the good and exciting things about to happen to a group of people effortlessly lock into place like puzzle pieces This is especially true if you re

  3. says: [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD Emily Blejwas Õ 7 Download review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Emily Blejwas

    review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Emily Blejwas Emily Blejwas Õ 7 Download [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD once you know freedomThis is freedom this is a weapon greater than any force you can name Once you know this and know it with all your being you will move and act with a determination and power that the federal government cannot ignore that the school boards cannot overlook and that the housing authority cannot dismiss Martin Luther King Jr Chicago 1966 ARC pages 205 206Brittany lives in inner city Chicago Doe

  4. says: [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD

    [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD A lot of issues in a little book

  5. says: Emily Blejwas Õ 7 Download review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Emily Blejwas Summary Once You Know This

    [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD While I enjoyed this book and feel it deserves a 4 star rating I have mixed feelings about it It shows the harsh realities of life for some children Ie domestic violence hunger poverty underfunded schools etc On one hand this can help these children feel understood as they can identify with and see themselves

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    [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD I enjoyed how the story shows a lot of major problems in the world and in the city of Chicago from the viewpoint of such a young child She sees abuse she lives in poverty she sees violence and she sees the issues with funding for Chicago schools I liked how the author incorporated those elements beyond the basic plot This book is inspiring to young children Living in the grim reality that she lived in Brittany's determination and

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    [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD I really struggled with how to rate this book It was a uick read that dealt with a lot of issues that were resolved too easily I did not feel it was realistic to abusive situations I have been involved with in my life I also did not feel the content was appropriate for children Yes it was real life Yes they need exposure to real life but not with the tainted opinion that certain choices such as drugs suicide and abuse are okay T

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    Emily Blejwas Õ 7 Download [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD I wanted to reach into this book and take care of Brittany myself I identified so much with her confusion and struggle with figuring out how to help her mom get her family into a safer situation I have lived in Chicago most of my life but I had resources than Brittany and her family did It made me sad in the begi

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    Summary Once You Know This review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Emily Blejwas Emily Blejwas Õ 7 Download This book was beautifully written and held my attention the whole way through I loved the character development especially of Brittany and her teacher and the depictions of the different forms that hope can take in difficult circumstances I would recommend this book for preteens and up since there are mature themes reference to suicide in particular and ideally it being read by young people in a situation where those themes can be

  10. says: Emily Blejwas Õ 7 Download review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Emily Blejwas [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD

    [Once You Know This] EBOOK DOWNLOAD 35 Some may find this debut novel incredibly bleak and steer away from it I was impressed with how deftly the aut

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  • 25 April 2020
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