Renee Watson

  • 5 stars across 17 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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4th February 2021

Love Is a Revolution

From New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Renée Watson comes a new YA novel - a love story about not only... MoreLove Is a Revolution

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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... MoreWhat Momma Left Me

(8 reviews) Review
23rd July 2020

Ways to Make Sunshine

From New York Times-bestselling and multi-award-winning author Renée Watson comes the start of a character-driven, young... MoreWays to Make Sunshine

(8 reviews) Review
5th September 2019

Some Places More Than Others

From New York Times bestselling and multi award-winning author Renée Watson comes a heartwarming and inspiring middle gr... MoreSome Places More Than Others

(6 reviews) Review
8th February 2018

Piecing Me Together

2018 Newbery Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner: a beautiful, powerful coming of age story 'Importan... MorePiecing Me Together

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10th March 2022

Summer is Here!

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6th April 2017

This Side of Home

Does growing up have to mean growing apart? Identical twins Maya and Nikki have always agreed on the important things—... MoreThis Side of Home

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1st January 2019

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... MoreBetty Before X

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    I really loved this book as a modern romance, where the message of learning to love yourself is a key theme. I highly recommend it!...

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