Article Title

Piecing Me Together


Emma Patton


Excellent, Intermediate, Young Adult, emma

Document Type

Book Review


Jade wants her life to expand, but it seems like the doors that are open to others will always be closed to her. She is poor and black, so even though she attends a private school, her life is limited. But then she gets the opportunity to participate in a mentorship program called Woman to Woman. She knows she was only selected because she is “at risk,” but she decides to do it because it could mean getting money for college. At first, Jade just goes through the motions, but Woman to Woman quickly begins to make an impact on Jade’s life. Her experiences with Woman to Woman shows Jade that she has a lot to give too. Maybe she can fill the empty spaces in her life by sharing herself and refusing to stay hidden.