Someplace To Go

Someplace To Go

Maria Testa / Jul 18, 2019

Someplace To Go Davey describes how he spends his time after school trying to keep safe and warm until he can meet his mother and older brother when the shelter opens at eight o clock

  • Title: Someplace To Go
  • Author: Maria Testa
  • ISBN: 9780807575246
  • Page: 367
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Davey describes how he spends his time after school trying to keep safe and warm until he can meet his mother and older brother when the shelter opens at eight o clock.

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      • Maria Testa

        My father was not a storyteller, says Maria Testa, author of the critically acclaimed poetic novels SOMETHING ABOUT AMERICA, ALMOST FOREVER and BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO Our family was not the kind that sat on the front porch, sipping lemonade and listening to the elders reminisce We were doers and did not spend a lot of time on verbal reflection How then, did Maria Testa come to write three deeply affecting novels Maria Testa s latest novel, SOMETHING ABOUT AMERICA, was inspired by true events in Lewiston, Maine Narrated by a young daughter from Kosova, this nuanced and deeply moving tale explores immigration in contemporary America Previously, Maria Testa has found inspiration from her family history Sometime, without remembering when, exactly, I learned about my father s life before me, before Vietnam, before medical school, she says of BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO, which takes readers back to the summer of 1936 Maybe it was in the car, out in the yard playing catch or pulling weeds, at the dinner table, or between the innings of a Yankees game on television Somehow, without remembering how, exactly, I learned about a radio, a garden, a grandfather, and Joe Dimaggio So maybe my father was a storyteller after all With ALMOST FOREVER, Maria Testa moves ahead to the 1960s to evoke through the eyes of a six year old girl the experience of seeing one s father march off to Vietnam to serve a year in the U.S Army Medical Corps It is a tribute to the children of Vietnam veterans and to those who did not come home from war, she says It is my hope that we can always remember ourselves as children, so as not to forget the new generation of young people still waiting for the end of forever The recipient of a Society of Children s Book Writers and Illustrators Work in Progress Grant for BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO, Maria Testa has garnered extraordinary praise for her spare, gripping novels Powerfully moving, as it braids together baseball, family, and the Italian American experience, said BOOKLIST s starred review BECOMING JOE DIMAGGIO, which was selected as an American Library Association Notable Book for Children, an IRA Children s Choice, and a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Winner, among other accolades A tour de force, raves a starred review ALMOST FOREVER in KIRKUS REVIEWS Rapt readers don t need to know anything about Vietnam to understand love, loss, fear, and waiting Maria Testa has written three picture books for children and a collection of short stories for young adults She is also the author of another book about baseball, SOME KIND OF PRIDE, which was awarded the Marguerite De Angeli Prize for a first middle grade novel Maria Testa grew up in Rhode Island and now lives in Portland, Maine, with her family.


    1. This story is about a young boy named Davey and how he copes with being homeless. I thought that this book was good and definitely a reality check. This young boy is homeless because his mother lost her job awhile ago and now they have to sleep at a shelter. This book covers what he does on his spare time while he waits for the soup kitchen to open and how he feels. While reading the story the colors and illustrations really set the mood and tone. I could tell that the author and illustrator rea [...]

    2. Someplace to goThis is a different kind of children books. Because the main theme is a boy named Davey how to spend the after-class time. In most books, there are many happy, funny, and fantastic plots. But this book is so different that it focus on loneness. I think there is no person wants to live alone in this world. And no parent wishes their children live alone in the future or feel any loneness. For many young children, the first happiness thing for them is finish class in every day. Becau [...]

    3. "Someplace to Go" by Maria Testa is a heart-wrenching story about a young, homeless boy. The book itself is fairly plain in design. The end pages are white and the full-bleed images inside the book are watercolor with mostly dull and dreary colors. This definitely portrays the mood throughout the story, as it is anything but cheery and fun. The story follows a young boy after a day of school. Him and his family sleep at a homeless shelter due to the fact that his mother lost her job. Unfortunate [...]

    4. Someplace to Go is a hard story about a young boy whose family is homeless. The story addresses homelessness and how lonely and isolated these people can feel. It also briefly talks about all the horrible things that happen on the street. The illustrations do a great job showing the emotion of the young boy and capture the mood of the story. The full bleed illustration makes it feel like the reader is in the story giving it more of a real feeling.

    5. Interesting children's story about a homeless family. What a little boy must do in order to stay warm and get food on his own before he can meet with his brother and mother at the shelter when it opens several hours after he is released from school. Would be eye opening for children or adults. Great for diversity/awareness.

    6. This is a book about a boy and his family trying to find work and a place to live. He and his brother go to school and he has to separate from his family until the end of the day when they meet up at the homeless shelter.

    7. Vivid portrayal of what it's like to go to school and go to the homeless shelter where you live at the end of each day.

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