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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (773 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Woodson Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781423398028
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The stunning companion to the National Book Award finalist--from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author

Twelve-year-old Lonnie is finally feeling at home with his foster family. But because he’s living apart from his little sister, Lili, he decides it’s his job to be the “rememberer”—and write down everything that happens while they’re growing up. Lonnie’s musings are bittersweet; he’s happy that he and Lili have new families, but though his new family brings him joy, it also brings new worries. With a foster brother in the army, concepts like Peace have new meaning for Lonnie.Told through letters from Lonnie to Lili, this thought-provoking companion to Jacqueline Woodson’s National Book Award finalist Locomotion tackles important issues in captivating, lyrical language. Lonnie’s reflections on family, loss, love and peace will strike a note with readers of all ages.

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Quotes & Awards

  • A 2010 ALA Odyssey Award Honor Audiobook

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brinlie Clark | 2/20/2014

    " It was a sad kind of sweet, but I liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista Stevens | 1/27/2014

    " Sequel to "Locomotion". Not written as verse but as letters to his little sister who is still living with a different foster family. He wants to make sure she remembers all the important things that happened before their parents died as well as keep her informed about what's happening in his life. His foster brother in fighting in a war, but when he is wounded and returns home, Lonnie's life changes again. Lots of changes for Lonnie in this book but again wonderfully written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Imani | 1/26/2014

    " First of all, if this book does not win the newbery award or get a newbery honor, I will be SSSSOOOOO mad. It is such a great book and recommend to everyone. It has a very good story, it is also sad like the first book. But I love the way it is written and I love the story. I can't wait until Mrs. McCourt read it to us in class. Our class will love it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jalon Fowler | 1/26/2014

    " good book; reminded me of extremely loud and incredibly close in that you get the world as seen from a young boy's perspective - heartbreaking and heartwarming. adding it to my list of good books for my kids to read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toni | 1/15/2014

    " I just finished reading "Locomotion" with a group of fifth and sixth graders and we will be reading part of this out loud as we wait for the other groups to finish. Peace, Locomotion is written mostly in letters rather than poems, but is still masterfully done. I won't be able to read one part out loud because I will cry, so I'll make sure someone else reads that letter. Well done, Jacqueline Woodson! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 1/8/2014

    " A brother and sister are living in separate foster homes when their parents are killed. Written from the point of view of the brother as he is writing letters to his little sister. Strong emphasis on ending war (I think it takes place around the '60s) and finding peace. Very interesting to watch the journey this young boy takes, especiallly as he realizes that his family now includes his foster family, and that they love him too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Birtha | 1/1/2014

    " This sequel to LOCOMOTION is outstanding, like nearly everything Jacqueline Woodson writes. While LOCOMOTION was written in poems, PEACE, LOCOMOTION is epistolary: Lonnie, who turns 12 during the book, writes letters to his 9-going-on-10 year old sister, Lili, who is growing up in a different foster home. Lonnie, aka Locomotion, has an older foster brother at war in Iraq, and as events develop, the word "peace" becomes more than just an expression or greeting for Lonnie. For those who don't already love them from the first book, somehow Woodson makes the reader really care about her characters from the very first page! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grace Hubick | 12/18/2013

    " i love the format of this book :) its really good book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherrie | 12/13/2013

    " This is the second of the 15 SSYRA/Battle of the Books titles I've read this summer. It is a quick read, but an outstanding story. It is told completely in letters from an older brother to his younger sister who are living in different foster homes following the deaths of their parents. Recommended for middle school aged students and above, this would also make a very engaging read aloud in the classroom. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 12/6/2013

    " Read in support of Benjamin's reading program. AWESOME book! So touchingly told by 9 yr old boy's letters to his sister, separated by the foster system after their parents died. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlie Dean | 11/24/2013

    " Ok, i know whenever you see a two star review you think badly of the person who wrote it. It's not a bad book, it just gets a little boring. It's really short, too, I finished in an hour. Overall: Just OK. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 11/22/2013

    " Absolutely loved this book and it's letter writing format. Very personal touching story about a brother and sister after the death of their parents when they are living in separate foster homes in Brooklyn. Lonnie (big brother) tells entire story through letters to his little sister. Beautiful! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hanna | 11/17/2013

    " Locomotion is living with his foster mom, Miss Edna, hoping that the war will end. Lonnie's parents died in a fire along time ago, but he still thinks about them. His sister is living with another foster mom, and they are hoping that one day they will finally be together. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doreen | 7/18/2013

    " If you loved Locomotion, you will enjoy reading this book. I strongly preferred Locomotion, written in verse, over this book, written mostly in prose. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Mccormick | 5/30/2013

    " Lonnie gradually accepts his new foster family. He strongly wishes to remember and honor his parents and develop those strong ties with his sister. Each chapter is a letter to her reminding her of the past and inform her of his life and love of her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa Bunner | 3/28/2013

    " Is there anything not to like about Jacqueline Woodson's writing?! A beautiful, beautiful story that tears at your heart. Locomotion is a wonderful character. He is sitting in our classrooms every day. Let's be his Ms. Marcus and Ms. Alina. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stormy Mochal | 3/15/2013

    " Beautiful writing. I'd been meaning to read a Woodson book for a long time and finally picked one up. I will be reading them all now. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kesha | 12/6/2012

    " A decent continuation of the amazing novel in verse, Locomotion. Lonnie recalls his parents' life and his fears to his younger sister in epistle poems all the while struggling with his reluctant love for his foster family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eden | 6/30/2012

    " Loved it, Despite it being a sequel, it stands alone. Any reader will be drawn into the story of Locomotion, his sister and the people who come to mean a new family to them. I'll admit it, I wept and laughed. It tugged at my emotions - and I think it will tug at the student's hearts also. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Toby | 6/16/2012

    " I love Locomotion and have used it in my children's lit class as an alternative to Love That Dog, when we're looking at poetry as a genre. For me, this sequel doesn't live up to the original. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eva | 4/5/2012

    " Lonnie Collins Motion (Locomotion) reveals his thoughts and feelings through his letters to his younger sister. He grapples with every day issues many 12 year-olds face, and deeper issues of life and death. This is a beautiful and moving story about war, peace, acceptance, love, and family. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 2/15/2012

    " Locomotion is now living away from his younger sister in their respective foster homes. The format of this book is in letters to his younger sister, telling of his daily life, missing their parents who perished in a fire. Excellent "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 1/13/2012

    " Beautiful writing as usual, but just simply too sappy and maudlin for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/5/2011

    " I always enjoy Jacqueline Woodson. This book is the sequel to Locomotion and the story is made up of letters that Lonnie is writing to his sister, Lili. It continues to be a beautiful story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 10/14/2011

    " This book caught me off guard by how powerfully it affected me. It is a short book of letters that a boy writes to his sister while they are living in different foster homes, and made me laugh and cry and want to change the world, all in under an hour. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 5/4/2011

    " Woodson is such a gifted writer. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlie | 4/2/2011

    " Ok, i know whenever you see a two star review you think badly of the person who wrote it. It's not a bad book, it just gets a little boring. It's really short, too, I finished in an hour. Overall: Just OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara | 2/17/2011

    " Really quick read. A nominee in the MD Black-eyed Susan Book Award. THe author has a firm grasp on issues that suburban American maybe wouldn't be exposed to but should be knowledgeable of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Kay | 2/14/2011

    " My 12 year old read it too. We both like how the letter format tells the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ireland | 2/12/2011

    " I loved this book I thought it taught a ot of useful lessons!!! "

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About the Author
Author Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults; the recipient of three Newbery Honors for After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way; and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award for Locomotion and Hush. Other awards include the Coretta Scott King Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Miracle’s Boys. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of dozens of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.