There's a common saying, "Good things come in small packages,” and RED AT THE BONE proves it. Author Jacqueline Woodson packs a lot in this multi-generational family drama. The characters seem all too real, raw, and authentic. Their stories are presented in a series of intimate snapshots over time. Warning: This book contains strong language and themes surrounding class, race, teen pregnancy, sexuality, drug use, history, and death. RED AT THE BONE isn’t what I typically read, but I’m so glad I did. Woodson’s beautiful minimalist prose is the perfect vehicle for this remarkable novel.

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