Brown Girl Dreaming
  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Release Date : 28 August 2014
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9780698195707
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Book excerpt: A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Red at the Bone, 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

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

Author : Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Red at the Bone, 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 ...

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

Author : Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems. Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature A President Obama "O" Book Club pick Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In ...

Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

Author : Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In vivid poems that reflect the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, an award-winning author shares what it was like to grow up in the 1960s and 1970s in both the North and the South....

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