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Publisher Description

New York Times bestseller and National Book Award winner

Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, 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.
A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Award Winner

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

Kids & Young Adults
Jacqueline Woodson
hr min
August 28
Listening Library

Customer Reviews

lo_ve2843 ,

It’s so good it’s about the black history and it’s inspiring I just love it


Pissedoffstudent ,

Good quality, terrible book

The quality of the recording is great. Performed by the author so it is read as intended by her. Just a terrible book with no content, praised and awarded because of the times...

angel4123 ,

Brown girl dreaming was so good

I loved it!!

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