Brown Girl Dreaming

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. 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.” –Publisher

  1. Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming candidly describes her personal journey growing up in a country facing numerous political and social issues. Her story, told as a memoir in verse, is one of discovery, idealism, failure and hope. Pick up this book. It is one memoir you are sure to enjoy.

  2. This is a book that you don’t want to miss out on. It’s uniquely written (a different style) and truly captivating. Everyone should read this!

  3. Mrs. Ryan-Connolly

    This memoir is beautifully written, and draws the reader into Jacqueline Woodson’s life. It is a journey of becoming a writer, as well as a journey in her family history and what it was like to grow up as an African-American girl in the 1960s and 1970s.

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