Title: Peace, Locomotion
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Separated from his little sister after moving in with his new foster family, twelve-year-old Lonnie keeps a journal in order to share his memories with her when they meet again, but after his foster brother goes off to war, another dose of loss hits him hard and the concept of peace becomes more real with every passing day he is away.
Twelve-year-old Lonnie is fi nally 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 musings are bittersweet; he’s happy that he and Lili have new families, but though 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 thoughtprovoking companion to Jacqueline Woodson’s National Book Award finalist Locomotion tackles important issues in captivating, lyrical language. Lonnie’s refl ections on family, loss, love and peace will strike a note with readers of all ages.