Brown Girl Dreaming
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National Book Award Winner
Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.
Praise for Jacqueline Woodson:
Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery.”—The New York Times Book Review
From Publishers Weekly
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Beautifully written!! Powerful and strong. An author I would love to talk to about writing and reading.
An Absolutely Fantastic Story!
I read this book in literally a day. It is so, so, so, so good! The poetry is amazing. I love hove it follows her real life journey, from the north to the south and back again. It's an amazing and incredibly moving story. I hope she writes more like it📖📖📖📖📖!!!!!!! (but for kids please!)
This book was really great . I could read it a million times and it will never get old.