Brown girl dreaming

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 power...

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Main Author: Woodson, Jacqueline,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.
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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.
Item Description: Grades 5-8.
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.
Family tree. Part I. I am born -- Part II. 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.
Accelerated Reader 168140 MG 5.3 5.0.
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 5.0 168140.
National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature, 2014.
Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2015.
Newbery Honor, 2015.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2015.
Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.
Audience: Grades 5-8.
Awards: National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature, 2014.
Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2015.
Newbery Honor, 2015.
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2015.
ISBN: 9780399252518
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