Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson (Author)
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M14030
Product Type: Paperback Books
Age Groups: Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18

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. This paperback edition includes 7 new poems, including "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.

This paperback edition includes 7 new poems, including "Brown Girl Dreaming."

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SKU M14030
ISBN 9780147515827
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 990L
Page Count 368
Product Type Paperback Books
Book Type Middle Grade Nonfiction
Primary Contributor Jacqueline Woodson
Age Groups Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Penguin Random House