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  1. K.D. Absolutely K.D. Absolutely says:

    A young family with 3 kids Jaron, Jerilyn and Jesse Jaron dies Jerilyn and Jesse write poems to express their sadness Their reactions to their loss differ from each other Jerilyn, older than Jesse, handles her emotionmaturely although she misses her older brother so much Jesse is angry with Jaron for leaving him.The poems are short, simple but definitely poignant and at times, heartbreaking because they are supposed to be from child s perspectives It is also interesting to see how G A young family with 3 kids Jaron, Jerilyn and Jesse Jaron dies Jerilyn and Jesse write poems to express their sadness Their reactions to their loss differ from each other Jerilyn, older than Jesse, handles her emotionmaturely although she misses her older brother so much Jesse is angry with Jaron for leaving him.The poems are short, simple but definitely poignant and at times, heartbreaking because they are supposed to be from child s perspectives It is also interesting to see how Grimes was able to put a young girl s voice different from a young boy s voice as two writers of the poems She even put them in the same headers depicting the natural bereavement cycle shock, denial, acceptance, forgiveness and moving on As adults, we might think that the children have lesser capacity to understand the loss of a loved one This book seems to indicate that we might be mistaken in that assumption.My favorite among Jerilyn s poems Dinner Jerilyn Dinner used to bea noisy businessof Mom miningfor informationabout everyone s dayand Jesse interruptingand Lucky barking forJaron to drop a fewtasty scraps on the flooraccidentally on purposeand Jaron trying to coverby telling a joke so lameI had to laughtill Dad called usto order.Dinner is noiseless nowexcept for the clinkof knife and fork,or functional chatterlike Pass the butter, please As for Dad, he sgot enough orderto last a lifetime. Grimes ends her book with a note There is no right or wrong way to feel when someone close to you dies I found that out at fifteen when my father died Some people cry right away, others don t Some get angry, others don t Some can talk about the person, while others find it impossible Almost everyone asks why, but no one really has the answer All we know for certain is that when someone we love dies, it hurts.The way you feel is the way you feel You have nothing to apologize for What matters most is finding a healthy way to get your feelings out I hope this book helps you do that This book is recommended for children ages 8 12 but adults will be able to appreciate the simple message and easy to read poems Nice to grab on a lazy weekend and would like to have something to read quickly to lighten up the heaviness you feel inside your overworked brain


  2. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    A verse novel and or collection of poetry for young people about grief Two siblings, Jesse and his older sister Jerilyn, lament the death of their brother Jaron The time span is on year from the time of death, and each sibling responds differently throughout the whole process of grieving, alternating perspectives No right way to grieve, is the point I loved the lovely sad small watercolor illustrations by Raul Colon The color is lovely throughout I read this for National Poetry Month with A verse novel and or collection of poetry for young people about grief Two siblings, Jesse and his older sister Jerilyn, lament the death of their brother Jaron The time span is on year from the time of death, and each sibling responds differently throughout the whole process of grieving, alternating perspectives No right way to grieve, is the point I loved the lovely sad small watercolor illustrations by Raul Colon The color is lovely throughout I read this for National Poetry Month with my kids, and thought it was good because, though sad, it s a rare and useful topic for kids Grimes lost her father when she was fifteen.Why JesseWhy did Jaron have to die I asked till my lips burned dry.Mommy sighed and shook her head God scoops up the good, she said.Then, from now on, I won t be.Hear that God Don t come for me.Why JerilynWhy give Goda bad name Why not blamethe moon,if you must pretendto have an answer We both know senseis like shadow.Chase it till you sweat,and all you ll getis a handfulof nothing.Besides, what differencedoes it make Just concentrateon breathing.from What is Goodbye Nikki Grimes


  3. Tina Tina says:

    Original post at One More PageI read and loved Nikki Grimes A Girl Named Mister so I was very excited to get this book from Kuya Doni during one of our Goodreads meet ups A slim volume with illustrated pages, this is a book that discusses griefs and its different effects on people struggling with it Jerilyn and Jesse just lost their older brother too much too soon that they are at a loss at how to deal Jerilyn holds it all together, showing an unruffled exterior but inside she is just Original post at One More PageI read and loved Nikki Grimes A Girl Named Mister so I was very excited to get this book from Kuya Doni during one of our Goodreads meet ups A slim volume with illustrated pages, this is a book that discusses griefs and its different effects on people struggling with it Jerilyn and Jesse just lost their older brother too much too soon that they are at a loss at how to deal Jerilyn holds it all together, showing an unruffled exterior but inside she is just as broken as how Jesse acts out Questions about life, death and family surface and we get to see how the siblings and the rest of the family dealt with this loss It will never be the same again, but it doesn t mean they can t be whole.Nikki Grimes poetry was easy to read and the illustrations were a good complement to the story True to form, I found myself shedding some tears at a certain page, and I honestly cannot imagine losing my one and only brother too soon to death While this book offers no solutions on how to handle grief and death and loss, it shows a hopeful picture that someday, it will all be okay


  4. Maria Ella Maria Ella says:

    Author s Note There is no right or wrong way to feel when someone close to you dies Some people cry away, others don t Some get angry, others don t.POIGNANT HEARTFELT and though my sister and brothers are alive and well, I CRIED AND FELT THEIR FEAR, MADNESS, and THEIR TIRED HEARTS learning to finally LET GO OF SADNESS and move along with their lives.


  5. Jen King Jen King says:

    Annotated Bibliography Entry What is Goodbye By Nikki GrimesSummary When their brother Jaron dies unexpectedly, his mom, dad and siblings, Jerilyn and Jesse are left to pick up the pieces of what he left behind Both Jerilyn and Jesse have a hard time picking up the pieces that Jaron left behind in his passing Both write poems to express their heartache and anger over their brother s death Poems are written from the perspectives of Jeri and Jesse who both handle their grief in different way Annotated Bibliography Entry What is Goodbye By Nikki GrimesSummary When their brother Jaron dies unexpectedly, his mom, dad and siblings, Jerilyn and Jesse are left to pick up the pieces of what he left behind Both Jerilyn and Jesse have a hard time picking up the pieces that Jaron left behind in his passing Both write poems to express their heartache and anger over their brother s death Poems are written from the perspectives of Jeri and Jesse who both handle their grief in different ways Jeri is older than Jesse so she kinda has to pick herself up to care for her parents who are beyond devastated She tries to keep a straight face and not show much emotion, but the death of her brother has hurt her Jesse, on the other hand is the youngest of the siblings and often expresses his grief with anger and lashing out at other people Basically these poems detail the grieving process and how such a process can differ amongst different people.Personal Response I definitely enjoyed reading these poems and I think even adults could take something away from them The poems are mature in a way so I would not share this with younger students as the ideas and metaphors used may go over their heads, but for older students who have lost someone they love I feel that they will connectto these poems I personally think these poems can help those students along in the healing process What I love the most about this book is that it features poems from both Jeri and Jesse s perspectives so the reader gets an idea as to how both of the siblings deal with their brother s passing In their case they handle it extremely different I think this portrayal is both great and realistic Some people think that everyone grieves the same way and that there should be a set period of grief and once that period is over they should just get over it I think this attitude is both wrong and insensitive and I m glad this book steered away from that I also like the progression through the grieving process I like how it ended with everyone in the family beginning to heal again.Descriptions of Illustrations There are not a whole lot of illustrations This is mostly just a book of poetry, but there are small illustrations that are rather abstract When I looked at them closely they seemed to represent the metaphors mentioned in the poem For example, one poem talked about what I mentioned above people thinking there is a set time for the grieving process To illustrate this there was a picture of a girl Jeri trapped in an hourglass to illustrate that time for her grief is running out, but she is not quite ready to let go I think the illustrations that are there are great They are simple, yet abstract and illustrate metaphors mentioned in the poems, which I think will help students.Classroom Connections This poetry book isfor older students, but it is one that I would include in my classroom library because there is probably one student that will be able to relate to it Everyone has lost somebody they love so I m pretty sure they will be able to relate and connect to it It can also help these students ease their grief In terms of incorporating it into the classroom, teachers can use the poems to illustrate metaphor as metaphors are a staple in all the poems and most of the metaphors are pretty deep Teachers could also talk and introduce all types of figurative language, such as similes and such Teachers could also read a poem aloud to students and have students write a visual of what they are hearing or feeling This is similar to what we did in class for Each Kindness and the chart board I think teachers could easily have students do the same for these poems Students could also draw pictures as to what they think the metaphors in the poems mean to them, which I think will extend their thinking Definitely a useful and powerful book of poetry to include in the classroom


  6. Kaitlyn Richard Kaitlyn Richard says:

    MY HEART This book had me experience everything each of the characters felt I am usually not comfortable with reading poetry, but this book was easy to follow and powerful I picked this book because of my own grief that I am currently still experiencing Every feeling the characters portrayed I understand and connected with I also love how the book shows multiple perspectives and emphasizes the idea that everyone deals with things in different ways At the end of the book the author writes, MY HEART This book had me experience everything each of the characters felt I am usually not comfortable with reading poetry, but this book was easy to follow and powerful I picked this book because of my own grief that I am currently still experiencing Every feeling the characters portrayed I understand and connected with I also love how the book shows multiple perspectives and emphasizes the idea that everyone deals with things in different ways At the end of the book the author writes, The way you feel is the way you feel You have nothing to apologize for What matters most is finding a healthy way to get your feelings out I hope this book helps you do that That had me stop and think evenon the subject I think this would be a great book to have in the class library for a student who may be struggling with similar feelings I think it would also be a great text to talk about various perspectives and understanding others I would recommend this book


  7. Taylor Taylor says:

    This book is AMAZING This is currently my favorite book because of the emotions portrayed What is Goodbye by Nikki Grimes is a book that shows 4 different ways that people can grieve The message behind the story is that everyone handles grief in their own way and no one should feel guilty for doing so I was able to make so many connections to this story because of how well the poetry is written Lately, I have been looking into Graduate School so that I can become a School Counselor I th This book is AMAZING This is currently my favorite book because of the emotions portrayed What is Goodbye by Nikki Grimes is a book that shows 4 different ways that people can grieve The message behind the story is that everyone handles grief in their own way and no one should feel guilty for doing so I was able to make so many connections to this story because of how well the poetry is written Lately, I have been looking into Graduate School so that I can become a School Counselor I think this book would be an amazing tool for me to have in my office If I were to use this book, I would use it to discuss grief and to talk about the many ways that our emotions can differ even in similar situations This would also be a great book for learning how to make text to self connections for students who have been through grief themselves Lastly, this book could be used for a comprehension lesson study focused on text comparison Because the story is written from two perspectives, the students could compare and contrast the two versions Once again, I highly recommend this book WOW


  8. (NS) Brea M (NS) Brea M says:

    Nikki Grimes tells a story of Jesse and Jerilyn mourning their brother s death in What is Goodbye Alternating pages have poems from each child s perspective on the same topic The first poems are titled Getting the News, featuring the sibling s different emotions when they first learned of their brother s death The poems continue through the year long mourning process of each child Some of the interesting poem titles are First Fear which discusses each of their fears of death, Regrets, which Nikki Grimes tells a story of Jesse and Jerilyn mourning their brother s death in What is Goodbye Alternating pages have poems from each child s perspective on the same topic The first poems are titled Getting the News, featuring the sibling s different emotions when they first learned of their brother s death The poems continue through the year long mourning process of each child Some of the interesting poem titles are First Fear which discusses each of their fears of death, Regrets, which discusses each of their regret after they expressed anger toward their brother for leaving them, and Ordinary Day which depicts an ordinary day that each of them has as they move closer to healing The small illustrations, by Raul Colon truly add to the emotion in an abstract and thoughtful way In the author s notes, Grimes explains to her readers that the purpose of her book was to honor the different ways that people cope with death There is no right or wrong way to grieve, as she learned through her own father s death at age fifteen This book truly gets inside the heads of two very different children who do not always react the way people want or expect them to An example of this would be the poem called Rush in which Jesse discusses his frustration that everyone expects him to be better because a certain amount of time has passed I found this poem especially powerful with words like, They re telling me my heart is wrong for hurting past the date they set Well I m not ready to move on yet I found this to be very accurate with outsiders who feelcomfortable if the person just moved on already This poem would be amazing for children and families who have experienced loss, especially a child who is having difficulty sharing their feelings This book could introduce any child to the emotional outlet of poetry in order to share deeper and private thoughts Ages 9 14


  9. L13_Allison Safran L13_Allison Safran says:

    What is Goodbye written by Nikki Grimes and Raul Colon is a powerful text about a little boy who loses his older brother The book is divided into poems between alternating voices of the brother and sister The book uncovers the grief and confusion of the young authors, and it reveals very raw emotions.I enjoyed this book because although it is sad, it has a sense of hope near the end of the book I would use this in a classroom that is older, probably fifth grade and up, because the topic of What is Goodbye written by Nikki Grimes and Raul Colon is a powerful text about a little boy who loses his older brother The book is divided into poems between alternating voices of the brother and sister The book uncovers the grief and confusion of the young authors, and it reveals very raw emotions.I enjoyed this book because although it is sad, it has a sense of hope near the end of the book I would use this in a classroom that is older, probably fifth grade and up, because the topic of death is very heavy The reading level isn t very challenging, but the topic of death and grieving is amature topic This text would be a good teaching tool for students who may have recently lost a family member or close friend It would provide some sense of understanding of others, and it could be a nice text for someone who felt that nobody understood what they were going through.I would recommend this for upper elementary and middle school students I would have it available in my classroom library, or as a mentor text for students who were going through a loss in their own life


  10. Shelaswau Crier Shelaswau Crier says:

    Truly Inspired A truly helpful book for those dealing with grief and to help explain grief to others Thank you, Nikki Grimes.This book is truly inspired I came across this book at a library book sale and it was incredibly helpful when my son passed away I didn t read the book all at once but picked it up in pieces as my family and I traveled our own journey through grief Grimes words helped remind me to be present for my other children when I felt I couldn t go on in a world without my son Truly Inspired A truly helpful book for those dealing with grief and to help explain grief to others Thank you, Nikki Grimes.This book is truly inspired I came across this book at a library book sale and it was incredibly helpful when my son passed away I didn t read the book all at once but picked it up in pieces as my family and I traveled our own journey through grief Grimes words helped remind me to be present for my other children when I felt I couldn t go on in a world without my son Many of the sentiments expressed by the children in Grimes book, like concern for their parents, were feelings and sentiments I heard my own children voice as well She captures the anger, the you left me, the confusion, memories, and pain I highly recommend this book for people dealing with the death of a child siblings, parents, grandparents, and other loved ones The book may also be helpful for educators to share with students when one of the students has experienced the loss of a sibling The interaction with peers who had no understanding of such grief was very difficult and often painful for my kids, middle school through college, following their brother s passing I could see this book providing those children some insight into grief and helping them to becompassionate and thoughtful towards classmates who have lost a close family member and are just not over it Excellent work I will forever be grateful for this book and to Nikki Grimes for writing it I have since shared this amazing book with another mother who lost her son


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What is Goodbye? ❮EPUB❯ ✾ What is Goodbye? ✹ Author Nikki Grimes – Thomashillier.co.uk Jerilyn and Jesse have lost their beloved older brother But each of them deals with Jaron s death differently Jerilyn tries to keep it in and hold it together Jesse acts out But after a year of anger, Jerilyn and Jesse have lost their beloved older brother But each of them deals with Jaron s death differently Jerilyn tries to keep it in and hold it together Jesse acts out But after a year of anger, pain, and guilt, they come to understand that it s time to move on It s time for a new family picture with one piece missing, yet whole again Through the alternating voices of a brother and sister, Nikki Grimes eloquently portrays the grieving process in this gem of a book that is honest, powerful, and ultimately hopeful What is Epub / Nikki Grimes is the distinguished author of than two dozen children s books She received theCoretta Scott King Award for her novel Bronx Masquerade and aCoretta Scott King Honor citation for Talkin About Bessie Many of her books have been cited as Notable books by the American Library Association, including Come Sunday, a picture book in verse Something on My Mind and Meet Danitra Brown, which also won a Coretta Scott King Honor She lives in southern California.

    Free Unlimited eBook pain, and guilt, they come to understand that it s time to move on It s time for a new family picture with one piece missing, yet whole again Through the alternating voices of a brother and sister, Nikki Grimes eloquently portrays the grieving process in this gem of a book that is honest, powerful, and ultimately hopeful What is Epub / Nikki Grimes is the distinguished author of than two dozen children s books She received theCoretta Scott King Award for her novel Bronx Masquerade and aCoretta Scott King Honor citation for Talkin About Bessie Many of her books have been cited as Notable books by the American Library Association, including Come Sunday, a picture book in verse Something on My Mind and Meet Danitra Brown, which also won a Coretta Scott King Honor She lives in southern California."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 64 pages
  • What is Goodbye?
  • Nikki Grimes
  • English
  • 19 May 2017
  • 0786807784

About the Author: Nikki Grimes

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