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020 9780399252518 (hardback)
020 0399252517 (hardback)
050 00 PS3573.O64524|bZ46 2014
082 00 811/.54|aB|223
100 1 Woodson, Jacqueline.
245 10 Brown girl dreaming /|cJacqueline Woodson.
264 1 New York :|bNancy Paulsen Books,|cc2014.
300 336 pages :|billustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
520 "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. 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"--|cProvided by
520 "The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the
first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse
poems about growing up in the North and South"--|cProvided
521 8 990L|bLexile
526 0 Accelerated Reader|bMG|c5.3|d5|e5|z168140
600 10 Woodson, Jacqueline|vPoetry.
650 0 Authors, American|y20th century|vBiography|vPoetry.
650 0 African American women authors|vBiography|vPoetry.