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Brown Girl Dreaming | [Jacqueline Woodson]

Brown Girl Dreaming

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.
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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.

©2014 Jacqueline Woodson (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    Amazon Customer PARIS, TX, United States 02-12-15
    Amazon Customer PARIS, TX, United States 02-12-15 Member Since 2008

    Lawyer, reader, writer, performer. Just love listening to books and talking about it!

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    "Inspiration in a Come of Age Poem"

    I do love poetry but I don't give it the time I should because I'd rather have a story. This is a story in poetry, a powerful, sometimes difficult to face, sweet, thought filled, poetic stream by a girl whose young life was a study in opposites, and who believes in opposites coming together some day. I do, too. Thank you Jaqueline with a J and a Q for inspiring me to keep on believing and for taking me through your journey with such grace.

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    This is such a great book!!!!
    I love this story and recommend it!
    It's about how a black girls life was growing up.

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    luvstoread Cleveland, Ohio United States 01-29-15
    luvstoread Cleveland, Ohio United States 01-29-15 Member Since 2015

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    What a interesting and lovely novel in verse biography. I'm crossing my fingers and hope it wins the Newbery Award.

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    "Outstanding book!"

    I don't usually like books of poetry but Jacqueline Woodson's book Brown Girl Dreaming captivated me and hooked me from the very first poem. I really enjoyed that she narrated her own book because it made me feel even more connected to her. It is definitely worth a lesson!

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    "Awesome poetry/storytelling!"

    Hope the Newbery panel reads this wonderful offering from Jacqueline Woodson! Inspiration for us all. Teachers should love this one!

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