A Newbery Honor Book
A beautiful and moving novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author
Hope is the thing with feathers starts the poem Frannie is reading in school. Frannie hasn t thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more holy. There is a new boy in class everyone is calling the Jesus Boy. And although the new boy looks like a white kid, he says he s not white. Who is he?
During a winter full of surprises, good and bad, Frannie starts seeing a lot of things in a new light her brother Sean s deafness, her mother s fear, the class bully s anger, her best friend s faith and her own desire for the thing with feathers.
Jacqueline Woodson once again takes readers on a journey into a young girl s heart and reveals the pain and the joy of learning to look beneath the surface.