86 pages 2 hours read

Jacqueline Woodson

Harbor Me

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2018

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Jacqueline Woodson's Harbor Me is praised for its poignant exploration of friendship, identity, and social issues through the voices of diverse young characters. Readers appreciate its emotional depth and accessible prose. Some critique the book for its occasionally didactic tone. Overall, it’s considered a meaningful and thought-provoking read for younger audiences.

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Who Should Read Harbor me?

Readers who would enjoy Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson are typically middle school students or young adults who appreciate heartfelt, character-driven stories about friendship, diversity, and personal struggles. If you liked Wonder by R.J. Palacio or Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson, you'll find this novel equally compelling.


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Life/Time: Childhood & Youth
Life/Time: Coming of Age
Values/Ideas: Music
Realistic Fiction
Immigration / Refugee
Race / Racism