Brown girl dreaming

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Brown girl dreaming

Woodson, Jacqueline.

New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2014.

336 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

978-0-399-25251-8 (hardcover)

LC Call No:

PS3573.O64524 Z46 2014

Dewey Class No:

811/.54 B 23

Author:

Woodson, Jacqueline.

Title:

Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson.

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336 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.

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"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Summary:

"The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South"-- Provided by publisher.

Subject:

Woodson, Jacqueline--Poetry.

Subject:

Authors, American--20th century--Biography--Poetry.

Subject:

African American women authors--Biography--Poetry.

Subject:

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Literary.

Subject:

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.

Subject:

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Issues / Prejudice & Racism.

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