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Author Woodson, Jacqueline, author

Title Brown girl dreaming / Jacqueline Woodson
Published New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014
New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
©2014

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Description 336 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents 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
Summary 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
Analysis Australian
Notes Grades 5-8
Accelerated Reader 168140 MG 5.3 5.0
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 5.0 168140
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2015
Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2015
National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature, 2014
Newbery Honor, 2015
Subject Woodson, Jacqueline.
Woodson, Jacqueline -- Juvenile poetry.
Woodson, Jacqueline -- Poetry.
Woodson, Jacqueline, 1964- -- Poetry.
Woodson, Jacqueline -- Poetry.
Woodson, Jacqueline.
African American women authors -- Biography -- Juvenile poetry.
African American women authors -- Biography -- Poetry.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile poetry.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Juvenile poetry.
Children -- Books and reading -- Biography.
Children -- Books and reading -- Juvenile poetry.
Identity (Psychology) in children -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Biography.
Identity (Psychology) in children -- Juvenile poetry.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Poetry.
Young adult poetry.
African American women authors -- Biography -- Poetry.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Poetry.
Coretta Scott King Award.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980 -- Biography.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980 -- Juvenile poetry.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Autobiographical poetry.
Autobiographies.
Poetry.
LC no. 2014021346
ISBN 0147515823
0399252517 (hardcover)
9780147515827
9780399252518 (hardcover)