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[Reading] ➹ Witness By Karen Hesse – Izmirescort.pro The Barnes Noble ReviewKaren Hesse's Newbery Award winning skills are put to great use in Witness a poetic tale about friendship fanaticism and the deadly undercurrents of racial prejudice The story tThe Barnes Noble ReviewKaren Hesse's Newbery Award winning skills are put to great use in Witness a poetic tale about friendship fanaticism and the deadly undercurrents of racial prejudice The story takes place in a small Vermont town in the year 1924 revealing the devastating impact of the Ku Klux Klan on this pastoral insular community At the heart of the tale are two motherless girls who come to the attention of the newly formed Klan 12 year old Leanora Sutter who is black and 6 year old Esther Hirsch who is Jewish Hesse tells her story which is based on real events through the eyes of 11 different characters Each point of view is expressed in poetic form but with.

A stark clarity of difference that makes the voices unique and identifiable There is a fire and brimstone preacher whose sermons reveal him as a zealot and whose actions brand him as a hypocrite There is a middle aged farm woman named Sara who takes Esther under her wing despite the warnings of her neighbors trying to help the child understand why the Klan has marked her and her widowed father as targets for their hatred Esther's only other friend is Leanora who is about to learn some harsh lessons on tolerance and hatred herself at the hands of the Klan And linking them all together is 18 year old Merlin Van Tornhout a young man struggling to fit in with the adult wo.

witness ebok Witness eBookA stark clarity of difference that makes the voices unique and identifiable There is a fire and brimstone preacher whose sermons reveal him as a zealot and whose actions brand him as a hypocrite There is a middle aged farm woman named Sara who takes Esther under her wing despite the warnings of her neighbors trying to help the child understand why the Klan has marked her and her widowed father as targets for their hatred Esther's only other friend is Leanora who is about to learn some harsh lessons on tolerance and hatred herself at the hands of the Klan And linking them all together is 18 year old Merlin Van Tornhout a young man struggling to fit in with the adult wo.

Paperback  ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò

Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò Karen Hesse is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults often with historical settings Her novel Out of the Dust was the winner of the 1998 Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction In 2002 Hesse was a recipient of the MacArthur FellowshipFor information please see

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  1. karen karen says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookthis is the way this conversation should have gone downso i want to write a kid's book about the KKK coming to town and the town's reaction to it from all different perspectivesokay i am listeningit will be set in vermontwait what?? vermont?? not in the south??no in vermont the green mountain stateokay your call keep 'em guessing i like it why pick on the south all the time sure everyone thinks vermont is so liberal we will show themokay and i am going to have seventeen main narrators who seventeen?? really?? that seems like a lot to keep track of what age group is this for??no it will be fine i am going to have photos of all the characters on the front and each poem will be a different character's perspective andpoem?? what poem???oh well it is all in verse so no no no no way no KKK poetry here please get out of my office good ladycome to my blog


  2. Julie Julie says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookWell I didn't see this coming wasn't expecting to encounter the Ku Klux Klan in a middle grades book set in Vermont in 1924 But here we are And there they wereWow I wasn't quite ready t


  3. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookAt first I found Witness difficult to get into and I was a little skeptical of Karen Hesse's chosen format namely writing the book somewhat like a play insofar as characters switching off in dialog but poetry because the dialog consisted of free verse poems of varying length Towards the end I not only grew to appreciate the literary merits of this format but also grew to like it Telling the story in this way allows Hesse to convey turmoil that the encroaching Ku Klux Klan because the text makes it feel like the varying characters voices are swimming around in your mind echoing crescendoing and fading depending from whose perspective the story is currently being told Though the words in the book are scant Hesse manages to develop her characters as well or better than many large full blown novels in part because she makes use of poetry structure to increase the audience's ability to empathize with the chara


  4. Molly Molly says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookWhy a 5 star rating? This is a well written compelling look at prejudice and hate told through a variety a voices and perspectives Hesse is masterful when it comes to writing poetry and novels in verse Because the novel is narrated by a diverse group of characters you get to experience the story in a different way It's a quick read that tackles tough subjects and leaves the reader wanting to know about the charact


  5. Madeline Madeline says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookI first read this in elementary school and loved it then read it again recently for my Young Adult Literature class and loved it even It reads almost like a play with each character all residents of a small Vermont town in 1924 telling their version of events the Ku Klux Klan rolling in and starting to recruit in free verse Characters include the local preacher a twelve year old black girl the town doctor the sheriff a six year old Jewish girl and a woman who runs liquor Amazing scary an


  6. Jocelyne Jocelyne says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookI loved this book it gave me a lot of information on a girl named leonora sutter It talked about her life and people that knew her It also talked about the kkk I hope to read another book like it


  7. Book Concierge Book Concierge says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBook35 Eleven residents of a small Vermont town in 1924 reveal what happens when the Ku Klux Klan moves in Neighbors turn against one another and no one is safe particularly two children twelve year old Leonora an African American girl and six year old Esther who is Jewish The residents of the town bear witness to the events of 1924 in haunting free verse I’ve read several of Hesse’s works now and am in awe of how much she can convey in so few words Despite using free verse for the entire novel she was able to give each resident a unique voice I can easily distinguish the ringing oratory of the preacher the quiet strength of the town’s doctor the distress of young Leonora the down to earth practicality of the shopkeeper’s wife the outrage of the newspaper editor the complacency of the town constable the steadfastness of a farmer the confus


  8. Amelia Jacobson Amelia Jacobson says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookWe read this in English class and I first I was very confused and didn't love it It's a very fast read being a play and all but the action really picked up I read Merlin Van Tornhout's part when we read it aloud in class and I really liked his character and the way he changed his ways I was so thankful for that I FREAKING LOVE THE LAST CHAPTER OF LEONORA'S I was stunned into being speechless by how wonderfully tied together everything became in Act 5 It was just beautifully written


  9. Aj Sterkel Aj Sterkel says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookThis little book packs a huge punchIn 1924 the Ku Klux Klan comes to a small Vermont town to “protect families” As the Klan becomes violent and influential their presence impacts every person in the town This novel in verse is told from multiple points of view The characters are different ages from different backgrounds and have different opinions of the Klan Will the characters give in to the Klan’s influence or will they run the Klan out of town?“To those who swear our young are on the road to perdition take comfort in this—every generation has felt somewhat the same for two or three thousand years and still the world goes on” – WitnessThis book is written as free verse poetry I’ll be the first to tell you that I’m not a poetry expert but I found the poems well written and easy to follow Even the “artsy” poems aren’t confusing Don’t let the f


  10. Katie Fitzgerald Katie Fitzgerald says:

    Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò witness ebok, Witness eBookThough there is a list of characters complete with photographs at the start of this book it was very difficult to keep track of who each person was The adults frequently sounded like children and no one sounded especially realistic The characters mostly sounded like talking he


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Karen Hesse

Paperback ☆ Witness PDF/EPUB ò Karen Hesse is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults often with historical settings Her novel Out of the Dust was the winner of the 1998 Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction In 2002 Hesse was a recipient of the MacArthur FellowshipFor information please see