Call Number Browse
Cover image for Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson.
Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson.
Title:
Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson.
Personal Author:
Publication:
New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Publication Date:
2014
ISBN:
9780399252518

9780147515827
Contents:
Family tree. I am born -- The stories of South Carolina run like rivers -- Followed the sky's mirrored constellation to freedom -- Deep in my heart, I do believe -- Ready to change the world. -- Author's note --
Abstract:
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 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.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
volume
Reading Level:
Grades 5-8.
Genre:
Language:
English
No. of Holds: