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Brown Girl Dreaming
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
National Book Award WinnerJacqueline 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 childs soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodsons 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
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keetoncarter
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it'll be scary sometimes

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keetoncarter
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A great book for 4th and up!

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keetoncarter
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I remeber hearing about this book a few years back from my sister. I finally picked it up and the only reason I put it down was because I finished it. I was completley invested in this biography that had a believable chracter with clear strengths and weaknesses that made a relatable story.

VioletBramble I loved this book. 4d
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kaykay521
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This is my biography pick for a YA lit class I am taking for my masters. I listened on audio and enjoyed Jacqueline‘s voice spinning the story of her childhood in Greenville, SC ( where I live!) and also NYC. All whilst being a young black girl growing up in the 60s.

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em_lemo
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I think that it should go without saying that this book is great. This book is a biography that was written in 2014 that highlights the hardships and struggles that a little girl of color, and her family, has to face in their day-to-day lives.
This book opens the readers eyes to the history of what happened when it came to people of color being free; they were not. It also allows for one to see the view of this life firsthand through her eyes.

em_lemo One of my favorite quotes throughout this book is,
“I am born in Ohio but
the stories of South Carolina already run
like rivers
through my veins.“
I liked this because it shows that although she may have not directly experiences life in South Carolina yet, that she is aware and knowing of what and how people of color are treated.
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Juliafass
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

beautifully written poetry telling a great story

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Juliafass
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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This is such a special and amazing book. Telling history so beautifully written in free verse poetry, it's no wonder it has so many awards. I think this is really cool too because she talks about how she grows up in Ohio so that really would hit home for students since that's where we're from.

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agreco1925
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

“Even the silence has a story to tell you. Just listen. Listen.”

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agreco1925
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

I would use this in my classroom to teach students about the history of African Americans and what it was like to live in the '60s and '70s as an African American. This book can help students extend their knowledge of diversity and culture.

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agreco1925
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This book was very interesting and a touching story. It is about the life of a black girl in the 1970's living under the Jim Crow laws. The text pays close attention to detail and by doing that makes this a very good biography.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Written in lyrical prose poetry, this coming-of-age memoir is enchanting. It covers tough topics and delicate memories. Woodson is a master of her craft, and her narration is top-notch. If you love memoir and want to experience a unique one, this is the book for you.

I may write a longer review for my blog, but I wanted to get this out there in time for #NFNov!

Addison_Reads I loved this one. 💚 1w
cajunsyd I loved it! 1w
Tamra 💜💜 1w
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HOTPock3tt ♥️♥️ 1w
hermyknee Did you enjoy the audio? I have an audible credit ☺️ 1w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @hermyknee It‘s wonderful on audio, and I‘m not usually a fan of author narrators. But also only 3 hours ... which isn‘t much for a credit ... 1w
Clwojick 6 pt 1w
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Listening to this beautiful prose poetry, narrated by the author. Just what I needed! #NFNov

Tamra It is one of my 💜 favorites. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Tamra I can understand why—it‘s gorgeous! 2w
kyraleseberg Definitely a favorite. This one seriously knocked me off my feet when I read it the first time. 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage @kyraleseberg Yes, for sure. I listened but also pulled out the ebook b/c her writing is so amazing. 2w
Clwojick 1pt 2w
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This was an amazing autobiography of the author and their journey in their life to becoming a writer. What I loved best about this book was how the author choose to write her story. The book isn't written in standard prose it is written in a series of poems that talk about different aspects of her life. Just magnificent.

#NFNov

LoverOfLearning I love when poetry connects and turns into a long story. Thanks for the review definitely a must read for me! 1mo
NeedsMoreBooks Putting this on my TBR. 1mo
Crimson613 i kept seeing this one but since idk who the author was i was like i'll skip for now. now i'm curious about it, i've really liked the poetry books i've read recently :) 1mo
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This novel “Brown Girl Dreaming“ Written by: Jacqueline Woodson Falls under B with UDL's 8.2 & 9.3 regarding vary demands to optimize challenge and reflection & develop self-assessment & reflection along with EL's 6, 8 for continually monitor student comprehension and provide biographies of significant men & women from different countries. It also meets the standards for classroom curriculum with educational resources. A must read.#UCFLAE3414F19

Tinks Deeply moving novel that discloses the authors childhood while growing up on South Carolina in the 1960's as an African American. It gives accounts of the struggles she faced, the racism, and segregation. The ridicule, and the ways in which she overcame them. This book is a definite must for all classroom libraries of all age groups. It won many awards with one being the Newbery medal award. #UCFLAE3414F19 1mo
kgarzon I always love to find more novels that are biographies of authors' experiences in a certain time period. I look forward to reading this one! 1mo
DrSpalding This memoir is beautiful! I used this for a while as a literature circle option. It is a good one. 6d
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❤️

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The library was having a book sale and audiobooks were only $2 😍 My girls are going to love what I found!

rather_be_reading awesome! 2mo
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youneverarrived
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Summer #Booked2019 complete.

🎁 Book gifted to you - Lanny
🎥 Book to movie - The Bookshop
🤯Genrebusting - The Red Parts
🕌 Muslim author/MC - Sophia‘s Journal
👧 Diverse middle grade - Brown Girl Dreaming
🖊Graphic novel - The Handmaid‘s Tale

Cathythoughts Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
Cinfhen Lots of great reads 😀 2mo
Cinfhen Love your emoji‘s 🥰 2mo
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RachelO Wasn‘t this one wonderful? 2mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen thank you ❤️ love this challenge. 2mo
youneverarrived @RachelO yes, it really was. So glad I finally got to it 💚 2mo
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MelKelsey
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A super short listen, read by the author, about her experiences growing up in the 60's. I don't know if it was the voice acting or the writing style of free verse, but I felt the novel was dry. It was telling without feeling. I know this isn't the opinion of most. I ought to give it another chance and maybe read it rather than listen to it.

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I don‘t know why I kept putting off reading this for so long I loved it 💛 It‘s the authors memories of her childhood and growing up. It really takes you there. Gorgeously written in free verse. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #diversemiddlegrade #booked2019

Cinfhen This was my pick to for this prompt! Now read 3mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen sounds really good too! 3mo
Cinfhen It‘s excellent and just as lyrical 3mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen I‘ll have to give it a read 😁 3mo
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youneverarrived
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So far this book is as gorgeous as the cover. It‘s written in free verse and I‘m loving it 💛

MrBook Loved this book! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3mo
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wow_reads
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“[Jaqueline] gives readers an opportunity to see themselves reflected in her work or to look through the window she has opened to note social and cultural aspects that differ from their lives.” #MiddleGrade https://wowlit.org/on-line-publications/review/xi-4/6/

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KarenUK
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#Booked2019 #Summer is complete!

Just finished listening to the audiobook of the tagged book whilst #audiocooking - kale & feta crustless quiche, carrot and ginger soup & cauliflower hummus, all ready for the work week.

I really enjoyed this memoir in verse... 💕

And thank you again to Cindy, for gifting me Normal People, for prompt #17 ... 😘💕

BarbaraTheBibliophage Yay!! Great job. ♥️📚👊🏻 4mo
JennyM 👏🏼 yey 👏🏼 4mo
Cinfhen So glad you enjoyed Normal People 😍and congrats on completing all the summer prompts🥳 4mo
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My main complaint about this book is that it‘s too short!

Sweet, charming, touching, funny, thoughtful. Narrated by the author.

#diverseMG #Booked2019 #audiobook

BarbaraTheBibliophage Great choice! 4mo
Cinfhen I read the same book for this prompt! So good. Have you read 4mo
Susanita @Cinfhen I haven‘t but I probably will. 4mo
Cinfhen I recommend reading Another Brooklyn, especially since you liked Brown Girl Dreaming 🧡 4mo
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I‘ve shared this before but thought it was perfect for this #audiobook #challenge from #24in48 #readathon. I hesitated because I‘m not good at reading poetry but someone suggested this on audio and I‘m so glad my library had it available. I highly recommend it and probably will listen to it again in the future. I also really enjoy The Way of Kings on audiobook. Kate Reading and Michael Kramer both do a fantastic job narrating.

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IvoryLunatic
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I always liked the idea of liking poetry but I really struggle through written poetry, which is why I shied away from this book for so long. When I realized that my library had the audiobook, I remembered hearing on #WhatShouldIReadNext that the audio version is fantastic so I jumped at the opportunity - and I 100% agree! I loved listening to this story. Jacqueline Woodson herself reads it and I think it adds a whole nother level to it. Worth it!

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your photo 💗💗 5mo
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 5mo
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1️⃣ Gerbera daisies 2️⃣ Sapphira & the Slave Girl (Willa Cather) 3️⃣ Grace & Frankie 4️⃣ Jacqueline Woodson #HumpDayPost @DebbieGrillo @MinDea

Lcsmcat That‘s a Cather I don‘t know. Is it a novel or a short story? 5mo
Godmotherx5 @Lcsmcat Sapphira is a novel. 5mo
Lcsmcat @Godmotherx5 I‘ll have to look for that one! 5mo
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Godmotherx5 @Lcsmcat I read it as part of a read-along with @ReadingEnvy & @chris.wolak #TheBookCougars. I saw comments where readers said the book was hard to find. I read the ebook. 5mo
ReadingEnvy @Godmotherx5 @Lcsmcat they recently reprinted it and released new audiobooks 5mo
Godmotherx5 @ReadingEnvy Thank you for clarifying. Looking forward to discussion. 5mo
Lcsmcat @ReadingEnvy Thanks! Maybe @litsy will fix the listing so the cover image isn‘t the Joe Pass Guitar Method. 😀 5mo
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Lindseyraepalmx
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Author study.
This Newbery Honor, Coretta Scott King Award, and National Book Award winner, nonfiction text teaches about the authors life growing up as an African American in the 1960s
Lesson plan- http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exploring-perspec...
UDL- 3.2
EL- provide biographies for women from different backgrounds.
#UCFSU19

DeniseR Yes! An interesting read that does not have a read aloud yet. An author study seems appropriate as the story is based on the authors life. Great! #UCFSU19 6mo
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IndoorDame
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Just beautiful. I love books written in verse generally, but this is the first I‘ve read for this age group so that was cool. This #diversemiddlegrade autobiographical novel paints a vivid portrait of a young black girl who had the unique perspective of getting to experience the civil rights movement as both a northerner and a southerner.

#booked2019

Cinfhen This was my MG too!! It was poetic & beautiful 🤩😍 6mo
IndoorDame @Cinfhen I actually read a bunch of litsy reviews last month including yours on this to try and figure out what I wanted to read for this prompt cause I was coming up blank so thank you!! 6mo
Cinfhen I‘d also suggest reading this book by Woodson 👉🏾 6mo
IndoorDame @Cinfhen it looks really good! I‘m adding it to my tbr right now 6mo
Cinfhen It‘s another short read but it packs a punch 6mo
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ScientistSam
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After seeing a panel with Jacqueline Woodson, I really want to read this book! #BookCon2019

DebinHawaii I loved this one! ❤️ 6mo
ScientistSam @DebinHawaii good to know! 6mo
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⭐️3.5/5
Very intriguing memoir that focuses on a specific part of Woodson‘s life. I love thats it‘s written in verse, though she could have done more with form in my opinion.

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Beautifully written. I loved reading Woodson's memoir in poetry format. One of my favorite lines above (of many!).

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BekaReid
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1st a maintenance delay. Now a weather restriction. Stranded at the airport with no ETA. Glad I stocked up my Kindle.

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hjreviews
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Updating the reading journal 😊 been a while so let‘s see how long this takes! I also have 4 ebooks I need to include!

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GsRocks
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Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful

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How amazing these words are that slowly come to me.
How wonderfully on and on they go.

Will the words end, I ask
whenever I remember to.

Nope, my sister says, all of five years old now,
and promising me

infinity.

—from “the beginning”
by Jacqueline Woodson

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BarbaraJean
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Belated review—I finished this before the #bookfitnesschallenge & loved it. It‘s an autobiographical novel in verse—gorgeously written. I loved the choice of genre for the content—the poetry lends itself well to a series of vignettes, both memories & reflections in verse. I loved seeing hints of the young writer in her childhood, as she grew in understanding her family, herself, the world, & her dreams—from the South to Brooklyn in the 60s & 70s.

Tamra Woodson is such a writer! 💚 7mo
Amandakay I read miracle‘s boys and loved it! 7mo
BarbaraJean @amandakay I hadn‘t heard of that one—will have to check it out. She‘s such a good writer! (edited) 7mo
Clwojick His was such a good one! 💙 7mo
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BarbaraJean
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I was browsing for a new audiobook for my commute, and this was immediately available on Libby, so I decided to switch up my poetry selection for the month! I‘m excited to start this one today. Has anyone else read this on audio? What did you think?

TheBookKeepers No but it‘s on my TBR 7mo
OrangeMooseReads Haven‘t on audio but I‘ve read it and it is fantastic 7mo
llwheeler I read this on audio and loved it. Hope you enjoy! 7mo
LibrarianJen I didn‘t read it on audio but the book is awesome. 7mo
BarbaraJean @TheBookKeepers It‘s been on my TBR for a while—#blameitonlitsy! @OrangeMooseReads @LibrarianJen I‘ve heard such good things about it! @llwheeler So good to hear you loved the audiobook! I‘m really enjoying it so far. 7mo
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cajunsyd
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I really enjoyed this glimpse of the author‘s early life story in poetic form. This was a deviation from my preferred genres and I loved it!

Tamra Such gorgeous writing! 7mo
cajunsyd @Tamra 👍🏻 7mo
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candority
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I seem to be in the minority when it comes to this book, but it just didn‘t grab me. I should have loved it, as I love novels/memoirs in verse and short snapshots/vignettes of a life – yet these factors did not work well together in Brown Girl Dreaming. I listened to this on audio, so perhaps the format choice impacted my enjoyment, but overall, I was bored and struggled to finish the book.

SW-T I read it instead of doing audio. The narrator and their narration can really influence your enjoyment, even if it‘s the author or a favorite actor. 8mo
candority @SW-T I probably should have read it as well. The audiobook was read by the author, but unfortunately she didn‘t bring much life to the story. 8mo
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Jas16
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Thank you so much Rachel! I read a couple of Woodson‘s books in the past year or so and have been wanting to read more. This arrived on a day that I really needed a pick me up so I greatly appreciate it. You are awesome!

readordierachel Glad it arrived! 🌻 8mo
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