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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,377 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Woodson Narrator: Sisi Aisha Johnson Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2008 ISBN:
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Frannie doesn't know what to make of the poem she's reading in school. She hasn't thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more holy. There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he's not white. Who is he?

During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light - her brother Sean's deafness, her mother's fear, the class bully's anger, her best friend's faith and her own desire for the thing with feathers.

Newbery Honor-winning author Jacqueline Woodson once again takes listeners on a journey into a young girl's heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerfe | 2/2/2014

    " Though the underlying premise of the book--black couple adopts white 3-year-old--seemed a bit unrealistic to me, this is a sweet and engaging look at relations between children, other children, the adults in their lives, and how events, both past and present, influence and shape their thoughts and actions. Frannie, the narrator, brings the reader into her attempts to make sense of what she sees, experiences, and thinks about. Her hope springs ultimately not from wishes or the supernatural, but from what she sees can be in the reality of what is. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jared T. Bowser | 12/14/2013

    " It was an OK book. Let's just say it wasn't my cup of tea. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Joseph Diaz | 12/13/2013

    " I read this book in class and really enjoyed it by relating in real life or something .Its about a white kid crosses a weird bridge ,but he has a rough time going to his new school. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 11/28/2013

    " as usual, a lovely book by Woodson. I'm curious - was it likely, or even possible, in the 1070s for a black family to adopt a white child? Seems like our society may still be a bit too racist to allow that to happen. Maybe I'm just too cynical? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristina | 11/20/2013

    " O.K. so Jacqueline Woodson is my new favorite author. I think I liked this book more than After Tupac... It's a story about hope--discovering it,how it works inside you and how you feel when it's lost. Again, Ms. Woodson made me feel comfortable in the world of a black pre-adolescent girl, reminding me how alike we all really are. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance | 10/24/2013

    " Feathers would make an excellent companion read to my summer favorite, Firegirl. Like in Firegirl, the main character is confronted with a person in her class who is different. Like in Firegirl, others in the class automatically reject the person who is different. And like in Firegirl, the main character struggles to figure out a way to deal with the person who is different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg | 10/11/2013

    " The story was really deep and contemplative, but I felt like there was a theme that I just couldn't catch onto. The characters are well developed, and you really get to know and understand how the main character's life works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 7/24/2013

    " A beautiful book about caring, faith, and hope. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francesca | 7/18/2013

    " Really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to all my peers. It is definitely a to-read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josephine | 4/28/2013

    " I thought this was lovely, simple, understated. The first book I've read by Jacqueline Woodson, & I'll definitely check out more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 trisha | 1/24/2013

    " Love Woodson's descriptions of people and exploration of race and class from a young person's perspective. Mysterious and beautiful, simple and intricate--this was a touching calm read that made me think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 9/8/2012

    " thought i was going to love it...didn't. i didn't NOT like it, but it was just...a book. that i read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 7/31/2012

    " I liked the historical 1970's setting--rather unique. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 1/2/2012

    " Feathers is a really good book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 11/8/2011

    " Not a book for a 6th grader, because of the depth of thought. Insight given from a girl who experiences friendship and sensitivity from someone who appears an outcast. Many levels of symbolism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mokamonkey | 7/30/2011

    " This book didn't particularly speak to me, but it was well written. It's about a girl trying to dealing with fitting in - herself, her deaf brother and the new boy in school. It's mostly emotions and thoughts, not much actions, so it probably has a limited audience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mygabi101 | 7/28/2011

    " I luve it!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laci | 6/21/2011

    " I wouldn't read this book outloud to my kids but would out it on the shelf. I felt like it had everything to do that with what we were learning though in class. Diversity, disabilities, and cultural immersion. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/9/2011

    " Extremely well done. A must-have for middle/high school teachers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelsey | 2/21/2011

    " This was a sweet book. I loved the idea of hope that was a beautiful motif throughout the story. I loved the perspective from little Frannie, an African American girl. The symbolism was VERY subtle however, so subtle I'm not sure kids would get what the book's purpose is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 2/14/2011

    " This book is good on multiple levels depending on what age you read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Autumn | 2/8/2011

    " feathers was a great book. if u are a person who loves to read read feathers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerri | 1/21/2011

    " To me this book isn't one of those books to say, "Oh! you just have to read it!" I did find it interesting, however, and it served the purpose of learning how someone can look for and find hope. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Christopher | 1/16/2011

    " do not read,,, not point what so ever "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 1/3/2011

    " I actually didn't want to read this book after reading After Tupac & D Foster, but I enjoyed this book more. Interesting story, sad but touching. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/22/2010

    " Oh, Jackie you write books that are the closest thing to perfect! "

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