This Side of Home

By: Renee Watson

Product Details

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (February 3, 2015)

ISBN Number: 1599906686

Genre: Realistic Fiction/Young Adult

Awards: None

Review

Maya, her twin sister Nikki, and their bestfriend Essence used to be so close. Things are starting to change though. Essence moved from across the street. New people are coming into their lives and interupting Maya and Nikki's relationship. They used to agree on every single thing and have each others backs but all that is out the window. Maya is so confused on why everything in her neigjborhood is changing. She doesn't want to grow up anymore. She wants her old life back.


Renee Watson has a wonderful writing style. She makes the book send a powerful message. She perfectly tells of the racial stereotypes in the world. Watson never steers off topic







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Further Explorations

This is the publisher's website and it gives a lot of reviews and summaries of the book. http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/this-side-of-home-9781599906683/


This wediste goes with the main topic and conflict of the book. http://readingdiversity.com/category/race-2/


This wedsite has a huge review of the book and recommendations. http://richincolor.com/2015/01/review-this-side-of-home/


This wedsite have a review and short summary and it tells us the interest level of te book. http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/side-home#cart/cleanup


This website has a long review and some other recommendations for books.

http://stackedbooks.org/2015/03/realistic-ya-review-round-up-this-side.html

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Citations

"What Momma Left Me." Bloomsbury Publishing. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/what-momma-left-me-9781599907048/


"This Side of Home." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22392935-this-side-of-home


"This Side of Home." Bloomsbury Publishing. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/this-side-of-home-9781599906683/


"Brown Girl Dreaming." Goodreads. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20821284-brown-girl-dreaming


"None of the Above Hardcover – April 7, 2015." Amazon.com: None of the Above (9780062335319): I. W. Gregorio: Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Dec. 2015.

http://www.amazon.com/None-Above-I-W-Gregorio/dp/0062335316/ref=pd_sim_14_10?ie=UTF8&dpID=41wie%2BkpAYL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR104%2C160_&refRID=14183ER55N8J4JR3PR75