After Angie s father leaves town to find work, her family ends up evicted and living in their car Struggling with the realities of homelessness, Angie discovers slam poetry and her own voice.
Skylark After Angie s father leaves town to find work her family ends up evicted and living in their car Struggling with the realities of homelessness Angie discovers slam poetry and her own voice
Deeply affecting sensitivity beautifully written full bodied in its every aspect The Vancouver Sun A lot of power in a small packagewithout a wasted word The result is an ultimately uplifting treatment of a difficult subject that is both accessible and artful Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books A very rewarding read and one in which at risk students will find hope Resource Links Skylark genuinely shows the reader the benefit of being able to express oneself through words, whether written [...]
This is a wonderful book about finding a lifeline to see you through a difficult period in life Angela, a fourteen year old living in a Buick Skylark with her mom and brother, is left once a week in a cafe while her mom goes to a housecleaning job The cafe hosts an open mic and hearing the participants inspires Angie to try her hand at writing poetry and performing it on stage The passage below captures some of the magical quality of the book Angela has just added her name to the list of perform [...]
In this short, reader friendly novel, Angela is a teenage girl who lives with her mother and brother Clem in their Buick Skylark, as they are unable to afford an apartment or house Dad left a few months ago to look for work in another city, and Mom is unable to do much since her accident Things are looking pretty grim But then Angela discovers poetry slams, and finds that she has a gift for poetry Both she and Clem have found interests and activities that take them away from their sadness By pur [...]
This book hits like a punch to the stomach Gasping for breath, fighting tears, the pain overwhelms And then comes that breath of air filling lungs again, the sweetness of it The hope, the joy, the feeling of coming home Poetry slams, homelessness, a rhyme and rhythm that lilts with each poem and pulls emotions through a strainer until I can t help but write poetry myself where I should be reviewing I loved this book I didn t want to put it down.
This book was really good, that read in one day It was quite short but worth it to read It was cool ow the author described and person living in a car, poems called slams I think you ll enjoy it.
ooohhhmannn finally finished a book PThis was pretty short and sweet I really enjoy reading poetry slam books.
This book seems interesting Really wanna read it.
This Orca Soundings book is a short, easy read Angie and her mother and older brother Clem are forced to live in their car as they await public assistance housing to come through After Angie s mother fell off a ladder cleaning windows, she couldn t continue her job as a house cleaner With bills mounting, and frustrated that he couldn t better provide for his family, Angie s father has left to seek employment elsewhere Now the three he left behind are forced to spend their nights in their car and [...]
This book was very interesting It had really good dialogue The author made everything actually feel like it was happening I liked the author made the characters in this book always have a positive attitude even though they were living in car I would recommend that you read this book.
It was a great book about finding a passion and letting it flourish until you forget about an troubles Only complaint was that I wish it was longer.
A nice, quick read The development of the characters was shown and described very well in this novel.