Jade learns to express sorrow and success throughout her artwork.The following pages of student reflections speak best to the impact this year's summer reading had on our students.
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SOME STUDENT REFLECTIONS
What I liked most about the book is the theme. It included many themes such as race, privilege and friendship. Renée Watson showed us how race and class can influence and impact on what you get. This book also made me think and read about another person's perspective, Jade. How the problems she was facing in the book are realistic and people face those problems a lot to this day. This book can help our school understand others' perspectives more so we can grow together.
- Audrey Lyons
Through Jade we all learn to appreciate others talents and to use them for good. Lastly, we learn that we must use each opportunity given to us even if it is not what we originally had hoped for. Our community could learn many lessons through this book that are relevant to our daily lives.
- Maddie Klapinsky
In real life now, there are a lot of people who are avoiding the “uncomfortable conversations” that really do need to be had. Racism is real. If someone were to get offended by something you didn’t find offensive, it is important to learn how a saying or an action may be offensive to someone else.
- Sydney Williams