All Sorts of Family Issues, and An Infusion of Black History
A quick-fire, bullet-point review of the lovely MG novel Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson
☀️ Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson is a sweet Middle Grade novel.
☀️ Amara is a young Black girl from Oregon who has never met her father’s New York family; now, she’s finally allowed to go to Harlem with him.
☀️ It’s a simple, beautifully written, story.
☀️ It manages to add in all sorts of family issues, as well as a lovely infusion of Black history along the way, without becoming overly heavy.
☀️ It’s also #OwnVoices for Black American representation.
☀️ There were a couple of missed opportunities here to address an issue, and not leave a plot thread hanging: namely the discussion of natural hair, and the dispute over traditional gender roles.
☀️ All in all, Some Places More Than Others is cute, well-written, and just plain lovely!
For a longer review (yes, even though it says ‘mini-review,’) complete with Content Warnings:
Mini-Review! — Some Places More Than Others by Renée Watson
Cute, well written, and just plain lovely!