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Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson
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... show more
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
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9780698195707 (698195701)
ASIN: B00M3Q6ONG
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
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Sassafrass
Sassafrass rated it
5.0 A beautiful and important piece of literature
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
5.0 Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
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
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(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
AndreaGarcia rated it
5.0 Brown Girl Dreaming
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
3.0 Brown Girl Dreaming
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.
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