86 pages 2 hours read

Jacqueline Woodson

Harbor Me

Fiction | Novel | Middle Grade | Published in 2018

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Chapters 35-40Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Chapter 35 Summary

The ARTT group is about to go home after Haley shares the story of her mother and father. Amari first shares with them some of his drawings of comic book characters. Comics are inspiring to Amari, and he looks up to characters like the Black Panther. He promises to draw characters for each of his friends. He thinks about things that are important to each of his friends, like the Dominican Republic to Esteban, Puerto Rico to Tiago, and wealth to Holly, and imagines turning them into superpowers for comic book characters. The group leaves the ARTT session feeling a strong bond.

Chapter 36 Summary

After school, Haley and Holly talk about what their superpowers would be. Holly expresses a desire to have the power to focus intensely. She often struggles to be still and pay attention, and imagines the benefits of a power that would allow her to concentrate. She asks Haley what superpower she would like. After thinking about it for a moment, Haley decides she would like to have the superpower to forget. She means that she would like to erase what happened with her mom.