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Renee Watson

  • 5 stars across 9 books
    RENEE WATSON is the Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author of the novels Piecing Me Together, This Side of Home, What Momma Left Me, Betty Before X, co-written with Ilyasah Shabazz, and two picture books: Harlem's Little Blackbird and A Place Where Hurricanes Happen. Renee is the founder of I, Too, Arts Collective, a nonprofit committed to nurturing underrepresented voices in the creative arts. She lives in New York City.

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    6th February 2020

    What Momma Left Me

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Piecing Me Together, a 2018 Newbery Honor Book and a Coretta Scott King Au... More

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    23rd July 2020

    Ways to Make Sunshine

    Ryan Hart and her family live in Portland, Oregon, and her dad lost his job a while ago. He finally got a new one, but i... More

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    5th September 2019

    Some Places More Than Others

    From New York Times bestselling and multi award-winning author Renee Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring middle gr... More

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    8th February 2018

    Piecing Me Together

    2018 Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner 'Important and deeply moving' JOHN GREEN 'Timely and... More

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    6th April 2017

    This Side of Home

    From New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor and Coretta Scott King Author Award-winning author Renee Watson comes a... More

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    31st December 2018

    Betty Before X

    In Detroit, 1945, eleven-year-old Betty's house doesn't quite feel like home. She believes her mother loves her, but she... More

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    4th February 2021

    Love Is a Revolution

    From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renee Watson comes a new YA--a love story about not only a roma... More

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