Like shakespeares famous starcrossed lovers, romiette cappell. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. Romiette and julio is a young adult novel by sharon draper, published in 2001 by simon pulse. Printed and bound in the united states of america 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 the library of congress has cataloged the hardcover edition as follows. This book is based on an africanamerican and a texanamerican. The book also examines how gangs can gain power and take control.
But like the shakespearean characters whose names echo theirs, romiette and julio discover that not everyone approves of their budding romance. Many of the characters in draper s novel closely parallel those in shakespeares play. Draper s novel is based on shakespeares romeo and juliet. Draper is the author of a number of popular young adult novels in urban settings, such as tears of a tiger and november blues. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read romiette and julio. Foreshadowing romiette keeps having a dream that she is drowning and just as she is about to slip away, she hears julio s voice. Do you know in your heart that yourdestiny and his wore meant to merge inthe cosmos. Julio montague, a recent texas transplant to cincinnati, quickly falls for afroqueen during cyberchats on the internet.
Shes also the recipient of the coretta scott kingjohn steptoe author award for new talent for tears of a tiger and the coretta scott king author honor for the battle of jericho and november blues. Net login register for bookmarks and favorites menu login. Sharon draper is a twotime coretta scott king awardwinning author, most recently for copper sun, forged by fire. Romiette and julio welcome to the official site of sharon draper. She is a fivetime winner of the coretta scott king award for books about the young and adolescent africanamerican experience.
Soon they find themselves haunted by the purpleclad shadows of the gang, and the fire and water of romiettes dream merge in ways more terrifying and ultimately more affirming than even destiny could have foreseen. Romiette and julio by sharon m draper fantastic fiction. Sharon mills draper born august 21, 1948 is an american childrens writer, professional educator, and the 1997 national teacher of the year. While it was wellwritten, i was not able to make as many texttoself connections due to the generation gap between myself and the characters in the story. Draper is a new york times bestselling author and recipient of the margaret a. Draper, 9780689842092, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Romiette and julio 2001 read online free book by sharon. It is an updated version of romeo and juliet by william. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that. List what each character does and what this shows about them in the chart. This lead tells how good the book is, and how the questions i asked related to what romiette and julio did in the book.
A fan of sharon draper s very attentive style of writing that doesnt stray away from the story at hand. Dec 07, 2010 romiette and julio ebook written by sharon m. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. Her novel out of my mind has won multiple awards and was. Romiette and julio respond to chapters 1 7, continued 5. Draper updates shakespeares classic romeo and juliet in this romantic tale of. This particular edition is in a mass market paperback format. Drapers teen novel romiette and julio, julio is very excited at the prospect of meeting romiettes family and feels encouraged to do so by his own mother, mrs.
Romiette and julio baltimore leadership school for young. May 01, 2001 romiette and julio is a really good book. When romiette cappelle and her best friend, destiny, decide to order the scientific soul mate system from the back of heavy hunks magazine, theyre not sure what theyre getting into. Draper character descriptions conflictresoultion 3 events personal connections pictures literary devices activities character descriptions. The book i recently read is romiette and julio by sharon draper. But draper has created julios parents and romiettes mother with sensitivity and has given readers a pair of intriguing, unusual protagonists with the sort of real thoughts and feelings that will make this interracial story satisfying despite its stylistic problems. Romiette and julio questions and answers discover the community of teachers, mentors and students just like you that can answer any question you might have on romiette and julio. Edwards award honoring her significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens. Sharon draper biography life, family, children, parents. Every book i have read i feel as if im part of the story thats what makes a great book in my eyes. A 16year old africanamerican girl, whos the daughter of lady brianna and cornell cappelle. Soon they find themselves haunted by the purpleclad shadows of the gang, and the fire and water of romiettes dream merge in ways more terrifying and ultimately more.
Draper star crossed lovers when romiette cappelle meets julio montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can. Sharon draper is one of the best authors that i know of because she uses real life events in her stories that alot of people dont like to talk about. At his new school he meets romiette cappelle, an african girl who he has a growing liking for. Her novel out of my mind has won multiple awards and. All of the characters have unique voices and the writing style shifts according to the action. Soon they find themselves haunted by the purpleclad shadows of the gang, and the fire and water of romiette s dream merge in ways more terrifying and ultimately more affirming than even destiny could have foreseen. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Romiette and julio do you feel the soul of another calling toyou. The one he read for a book report last year in school that he was sure he would hate, but ended up loving. Foreshadowing romiette keeps having a dream that she is drowning and just as she is about to slip away, she hears julios voice. Draper and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. How are romiette and julio both alike and different. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial.
It is an updated version of romeo and juliet by william shakespeare. He soon discovers his soulmate is africanamerican romiette cappelle, who. This novel is about a hispanic teenager, julio montague, who moves from texas. A tale of forbidden love with intentional references to shakespeares play, perhaps especially to its west side story incarnation, with a similar focus on issues of race and gangs. Star crossed lovers when romiette cappelle meets julio montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about. This foreshadowing because sometimes when you have a dream it is of things to come and when romi kept having the dream, you could tell something was about to happen. Romiette and julio star crossed lovers when romiette cappelle meets julio montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate who can rescue her from her recurring nightmare about fire and water. Like shakespeares famous starcrossed lovers, romiette cappelle and julio montague face strong opposition to their budding romance. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, ipad, iphone and android. Buy a cheap copy of romiette and julio book by sharon m. Comparisons in chapters 17, you learn about romiette and julio. The title of this book is romiette and julio and it was written by sharon m. Romiettes best friends name is destiny, which is a major theme in this novel.
Start a free 30day trial today and get your first audiobook free. Sharon drapers romiette and julio is a wellcomposed storyline about two modernday teenagers. Many of the characters in drapers novel closely parallel those in shakespeares play. Romiette and julio by sharon m draper book cover, description, publication. Sep 01, 1999 the book i recently read is romiette and julio by sharon draper. Her other books include romiette and julio, darkness before dawn, and double dutch. She is known for her hazelwood and jericho series, copper sun, double dutch, out of my mind and romiette and julio. Draper s teen novel romiette and julio, julio is very excited at the prospect of meeting romiette s family and feels encouraged to do so by his own mother, mrs. Teaching shakespeare and popular culture to reluctant readers and writers. Sixteen year old romiette romi cappelle is an african american teenager living in cincinatti, ohio.
Apr 01, 2001 romiette and julio is a really good book. Draper star crossed lovers when romiette cappelle meets julio montague, she feels as though she has met the soul mate. Buy romiette and julio by sharon m draper online at alibris. When romiette cappelle meets julio montague, she feels as though she has. Like shakespeares famous starcrossed lovers, romiette cappelle and julio montague face strong. Plagued by constant dreams of drowning, romi searches for an understanding of her. This is a takeoff of william shakespears book romeo and juliet it has a very powerful message which is where ever you go in life there are going to be obsticals in your way. Her other books include romiette and julio, darkness before dawn, and double. It seems the devildogs, a local gang, violently oppose the relationship of romiette and julio. In their case, a dangerous gangs disapproval of their interracial relationship puts the two in mortal peril. She has received the coretta scott king award for both copper sun and forged by fire, and was most recently awarded the charlotte huck award for stella by starlight. The flame of love burns bright in the second book of sharon m. I decided to read this book because i really like love stories with suspense in them, and this story was a perfect match. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite aunt, and a brutal.
But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. Romiette s best friends name is destiny, which is a major theme in this novel. In my second year of teaching, i had the good fortune to hear sharon draper speak at the 200 i michigan reading association mra. Buy romiette and julio reprint by draper, sharon m. Romiette and julio would be a wonderful curriculum tiein book, but it also stands alone as a firstrate novel about contemporary teens. She uses suspense to keep the reader engaged throughout the novel. Drapers novel is based on shakespeares romeo and juliet. It was published by simon pulse and has a total of 320 pages in the book.60 1003 884 431 1305 68 1234 888 1370 973 231 877 537 1085 1023 879 982 704 765 1110 254 127 850 200 910 137 361 449 874 201