349 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 21 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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"Contains seven new, original poems by the author"--Page  of cover.
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.
Family tree -- Part I: I am born -- Part II: The stories of South Carolina run like rivers -- Part III: Followed the sky's mirrored constellation to freedom -- Part IV: Deep in my heart, I do believe -- Part V. Ready to change the world -- Author's note -- Thankfuls -- Family photos -- The story isn't over : seven beautiful new poems.