Woodson, Jacqueline

Brown Girl Dreaming

(1) 4-6 A memoir-in-verse so immediate that readers will feel they are experiencing Woodson's childhood along with her. We see young Jackie grow up not just in historical context but also in the context of extended family, community, and religion (she was raised Jehovah's Witness). Most notably, we trace her development as a nascent writer. The poetry here sings: specific, lyrical, and full of imagery.


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