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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 reflections in his letters to Lili are bittersweet. He's happy that they both have good foster families, but while 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 listeners of all ages.

©2009 Jacqueline Woodson; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Woodson successfully develops characters that readers will feel close to...the resonance of the characters' situations with those of many young readers and Woodson's undeniable literary talent... distinguish this." (Kirkus Reviews)

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