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The Resource Brown girl dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson

Brown girl dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson

Label
Brown girl dreaming
Title
Brown girl dreaming
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Woodson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "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"--
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
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Awards note
Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2015.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodson, Jacqueline
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woodson, Jacqueline
  • Authors, American
  • African American women authors
  • Coretta Scott King Award
Label
Brown girl dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780399252518
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014021346
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870919395
  • (OCoLC)ocn870919395
  • 657199
Label
Brown girl dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780399252518
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014021346
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables
System control number
  • (OCoLC)870919395
  • (OCoLC)ocn870919395
  • 657199

Library Locations

    • Topeka & Shawnee County Public LibraryBorrow it
      1515 SW 10th Ave , Topeka, Kansas, 66604, US
      39.050746 -95.696533
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