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OD Book of The Month JUL | 2023

Title: Red at the Bone

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Genre: Fiction

Published: 9/17/2019

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Why It's a Must Read

Jacqueline Woodson's 'Red at the Bone: A Novel' is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel that delves into the complexities of family, identity, and heritage. Melody and Iris are two young women from different generations who are linked by a family secret that has the power to change their lives forever.

One aspect that distinguishes this book is its use of multiple narrators, each of whom brings their own distinct perspectives and voice to the story. This technique captures the complexities of the characters and their relationships while also adding depth to the narrative.

Family, identity, and heritage are central themes in the story, and Woodson approaches them with great sensitivity and nuance. She deftly illustrates the ways in which these themes intersect and shape the lives of those around them through the characters' struggles and triumphs.

Overall, 'Red at the Bone: A Novel' is a compelling and moving read that will linger with readers long after they have turned the final page. It is a must-read for anyone interested in delving into the complexities of family and identity, and it is a testament to Woodson's writing ability.

About The Author

Jacqueline Woodson is an award-winning American author of children's and young adult literature. She was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1963, but grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York.

Woodson is known for her beautifully written and thought-provoking novels that explore themes of identity, family, and belonging. Many of her books are based on her own experiences growing up as an African American girl in the 1960s and 1970s and deal with issues of race, racism, and social justice.

Woodson has received numerous accolades for her work, including the National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the Newbery Honor. She has also been recognized for her contributions to the literary community and has been named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature by the Library of Congress.

In addition to her writing, Woodson is also actively involved in literacy and education initiatives and is a vocal advocate for diversity and representation in children's literature.

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