Brown Girl Dreaming

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Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming

Dreaming Of New

Things

And

Freedom.

Thinking

Of All The

Slaves Who Escaped

To Help The Next

Generation.

For Them To Be Free.

 

This Book Is A Beautiful Story Of How Jacqueline Woodson Grew Up

Living In The South And North In The 60s.

 

“Negro Here, Colored There” – Brown Girl Dreaming

 

Heres What Goodreads Has To Say:

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.

 

This Book Will Be Published In August 2014