Brown girl dreaming by Woodson, Jacqueline (#1435UB9)


Brown girl dreaming

by Woodson, Jacqueline
Paperback Puffin Books, 2016


From the Publisher
Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner, now available in paperback with 7 all-new poems. Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People&;s Literature A President Obama "O" Book Club pick 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. Includes 7 new poems, including "Brown Girl Dreaming".   Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: A 2016 National Book Award finalist for her adult novel, ANOTHER BROOKLYN "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
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist starred, 08/01/14
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 09/01/14
  • Christian Library Journal, 09/01/15
  • Coretta Scott King Author Award, 2015
  • Horn Book Guide starred, 04/01/15
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 09/01/14
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 07/15/14
  • Library Media Connection starred, 03/01/15
  • New York Times, 08/24/14
  • Newbery Honor, 2015
  • Publishers Weekly starred, 05/26/14
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor, 2015
  • School Library Journal starred, 07/01/14
  • Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA), 10/01/14
Product Details
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publication Date: October 11, 2016
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dewey: 811
  • Classifications: Autobiography, Nonfiction
  • Description: 349 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 21 cm
  • ISBN-10: 0-14-751582-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-14-751582-7
  • Follett Number: 1435UB9
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 5.3
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.3
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 5
  • AR Quiz: 168140EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 8.4
  • Reading Counts Points: 9
  • Lexile: 990L