Remember Me

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Amara desperately wants to visit New York’s Harlem, the home of her father and his people. When Dad is sent there on business, it is her perfect opportunity to meet her relatives. However, nothing goes according to her plan. Meeting her extended family and seeing their city reveals joy and pain from both the past and the present. What will this mean for Amara’s future?
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From Newbery Honor- and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring novel for middle schoolers about finding deep roots and exploring the past, the present, and the places that make us who we are.

All Amara wants for her birthday is to visit her father's family in New York City--Harlem, to be exact. She can't wait to finally meet her Grandpa Earl and cousins in person, and to stay in the brownstone where her father grew up. Maybe this will help her understand her family--and herself--in new way.

But New York City is not exactly what Amara thought it would be. It's crowded, with confusing subways, suffocating sidewalks, and her father is too busy with work to spend time with her and too angry to spend time with Grandpa Earl. As she explores, asks questions, and learns more and more about Harlem and about her father and his family history, she realizes how, in some ways more than others, she connects with him, her home, and her family.

Acclaim for Piecing Me Together

Newbery Honor Book

Coretta Scott King Author Award

Los Angeles Times Book Prize, Young Adult Finalist

A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens

A Chicago Public Library Best Book, Teen Fiction

An ALA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults

An NPR Best Book

A Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Book

A Refinery29 Best Book
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