Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming
Format
Hardback
Publisher
Nancy Paulsen Books
Country
United States
Published
28 August 2014
Pages
352
ISBN
9780399252518

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson

**Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award 2015

Honor book for the John Newbery Medal 2015

Winner of the National Book Award for Young Adult Fiction 2014**

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.

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