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Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

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A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner

Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of
Another Brooklyn, 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.

A National Book Award Winner
A Newbery Honor Book

A Coretta Scott King Award Winner
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 the Hardcover edition.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:
Nancy Paulsen Books
Publication Date:
2014
Available in:
United States, Singapore, Canada, India, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Venezuela, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Austria, Thailand, Ethiopia, Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire), Russian Federation, Indonesia

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