Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Miracle's Boys

Author:  Jacqueline Woodson
Genre:  YA Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2006
Personal Rating:  4/5 (very good)
Format:  Audiobook
Yearly Count:  50

Three half-black, half-Puerto Rican brothers, Ty'ree (21), Charlie (15) and Lafayette (12), raise themselves in New York City after the death of their parents.  The youngest is the narrator.  

This was a very short book, but I really liked it.  Woodson captured the emotions of these boys brilliantly.  It's a sad story and secrets are revealed, but in the long run it's positive and touching.

Jacqueline Woodson was the keynote speaker at an educators conference just a few years back, and I really enjoyed her as a person, not just an author.  


  1. I keep hearing Woodson's work is brilliant. I must get one of her books.

    1. Bermudaonion ~ She has a gift in bringing the heart of a character to life. I believe I've read three and liked this one the best.


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