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by Jacqueline Woodson
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pedestrienne rated it 10 months ago
beautiful way to write a memoir. moves slowly through moments in woodson's life, and the moments really illuminate her growth into herself.
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it 2 years ago
Jacqueline's early childhood told in verse form. Each poem is a vignette is a memory of someone or her as see leaves Greenville and Ohio and moves to New York City. It tells of the changes to her and her family. I enjoyed it. I felt I knew these people.
Sassafrass rated it 3 years ago
Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson This is an interesting book for me to review. I don't usually read poetry and this wasn't on my radar at all, but I ended up reading it for a Goodreads group and I'm so glad that I did. BROWN GIRL DREAMING is a memoir written in verse. The poems take...
Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it 3 years ago
I've read a lot of memoirs, but none that were done as a series of poems before. It really is a beautiful way to convey your story. My favorite was the first one, about the day she was born. Woodson brings her birth together with the state of black in America and it's done masterfully. I'm not sure ...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 4 years ago
(audiobook, reread) So, if you have a chance, definitely listen to this audiobook. Woodson’s narration made her words and story come alive. I liked Brown Girl Dreaming a lot when I read it the first time–I flat out loved it this time. Laughed, cried, smiled.
AndreaGarcia rated it 4 years ago
In the book "Brown Girl Dreaming". The story takes place in the 60's, about a African American girl and her family. Jacqueline Woodson and her family, a mother raising four children on her own. As Jacqueline grows she takes love interest in writing, even if her family keeps moving from state to stat...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it 4 years ago
A multi-award winning memoir written entirely in free verse. Despite not being in prose, the author paints a vivid picture of growing up in the South, in a time of transition where colored people still received a different treatment, even after emancipation.
Thewanderingjew rated it 5 years ago
If you are an adult reading this review, go out and buy this for your child or grandchild, but read it yourself first. Brown Girl Dreaming is Jacqueline Woodson's memoir written for children in the middle grades, but it is appropriate for all ages, right up to the senior citizen. It is written in ve...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it 5 years ago
I started this last year then for several reasons I didn't finish it. But I got through it this time and it was so good. Seriously. I loved seeing little bits of Woodson's life that made it into her other books (and now I want to go reread all of them*). I also loved the honesty and was really inter...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
This was so beautifully written, and I love the idea of doing a memoir in verse. It seemed the perfect format to tell this story, to assemble hundreds of snapshots that make up a life. I've read a handful of books by Jacqueline Woodson (Feathers, I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, The House You Pass o...
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