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Piecing Me Together: Introduction
Piecing Me Together: Plot Summary
Piecing Me Together: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Piecing Me Together: Themes
Piecing Me Together: Quotes
Piecing Me Together: Characters
Piecing Me Together: Symbols
Piecing Me Together: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Renée Watson
Historical Context of Piecing Me Together
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- Full Title: Piecing Me Together
- When Written: 2016
- Where Written: New York, New York
- When Published: 2017
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Young Adult Novel
- Setting: Portland, Oregon
- Climax: Lee Lee gives Jade a pep talk encouraging her to give people a second chance, as well as to use her voice and ask for what she needs.
- Antagonist: Racism; Poverty
- Point of View: First Person
Extra Credit for Piecing Me Together
Harlem Renaissance Revival. When Watson first moved to Harlem, she expected to find the home of Langston Hughes designated as a museum. When she discovered that it was just an empty brownstone, she led a community effort to lease the space, renovate it, and turn it into the I, Too Arts Collective. Though it closed at the end of 2019, the collective’s digital archives are still available online.
Early Greatness. In the second grade, Watson wrote a 21-page story. She credits her teacher at the time both for reading the entire thing despite Watson’s hard-to-read handwriting, and for getting Watson notebooks and encouraging her to write afterwards.