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Renee Watson - Author

About the Author

RENEE WATSON is the acclaimed author of the teen novel, This Side of Home, and two picture books: Harlem's Little Blackbird and A Place Where Hurricanes Happen, which was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Her middle grade novel, What Momma Left Me debuted as an ABA New Voices Pick. She lives in New York City. www.reneewatson.net @harlemportland (Instagram)

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Some Places More Than Others

Some Places More Than Others

Author: Renee Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

From New York Times bestselling and multi award-winning author Renee Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring middle grade novel about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are. 'Some of the places I am still getting to know, some of these places I have known all my life. All of these places made me, are making me.' All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father's family in New York City - Harlem. She can't wait to finally meet her Grandpa Earl and cousins in person, and to stay in the brownstone where her father grew up. Maybe this will help her understand her family - and herself - in a new way. But New York City is not exactly what Amara thought it would be. It's noisy, crowded, confusing, and her cousins can be mean. Plus her father is too busy working to spend time with her and too angry to fix his relationship with Grandpa Earl. Amara can't help wondering, even if she does discover more about where she came from, will it help her know where she belongs?

This Side of Home

This Side of Home

Author: Renee Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

A Place Where Hurricanes Happen

Author: Renee Watson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2014

Harlem's Little Blackbird

Harlem's Little Blackbird

Author: Renee Watson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2012

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