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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 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
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BarbaraJean
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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! 💚 5d
Amandakay I read miracle‘s boys and loved it! 4d
BarbaraJean @amandakay I hadn‘t heard of that one—will have to check it out. She‘s such a good writer! (edited) 4d
Clwojick His was such a good one! 💙 3d
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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 2w
OrangeMooseReads Haven‘t on audio but I‘ve read it and it is fantastic 2w
llwheeler I read this on audio and loved it. Hope you enjoy! 2w
LibrarianJen I didn‘t read it on audio but the book is awesome. 2w
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. 2w
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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! 4w
cajunsyd @Tamra 👍🏻 4w
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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. 4w
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. 4w
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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! 🌻 4w
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megansimon
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

“At the fabric store, we are not Colored or Negro. We are not thieves for shameful or something to be hidden away. At the fabric store, we‘re just people.”

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megansimon
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

I love how real and authentic this book is. It‘s a great nook to have to encourage discussions about diversity, the Civil Rights Movement, and much more.

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megansimon
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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This story tells the true story of the author growing up during the Civil Rights Movement in Ohio. This is a great book to have on hand, especially in an Ohio classroom, to kids so that they can see what others went through before them. The struggles the author goes through are still relatable to present day life.

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Ms.Bursey
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In the Coretta Scott king award winner novel by Jaqueline Woodson is a 2014 adolescent novel told in verse by Woodson. It discusses the author‘s childhood and an African American growing up in the 1960s in South Carolina and New York. The poetry/ auto-biography shows what it was like to live in Times back then and really tests students background and prop knowledge to make in-text to real life connections. The UDL principle is 3.1

Ms.Bursey and the ESOL STRATEGY is 4. Link lesson topic to students‘ prior knowledge. https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/books/brown-girl-dreaming-by-jacqueline-wood... #lae3414spr19 1mo
DrSpalding This is a beautiful book! I am not sure that English learner strategy for is the best one to align to this particular title. Many children do not have prior knowledge of this time period. 3w
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claireherman
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National Book Award author Jaqueline Woodson wrote Brown Girl Dreaming, and won many more awards for it! This P book is written is verses to tell Woodson‘s autobiography of growing up as an African American in the 1960s throughout New York and South Carolina. Have students read this as an IR when they need some inspiration! #LAE3414sp19

claireherman UDL Principal that provides options for Comprehension (3.1) Activate or supply background knowledge
ESOL Strategy 9: Teach note-taking strategies: T-lists, timelines etc.
Lesson Plan: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/onebook/obop18/docs/BrownGirlDreaming_Le...
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DrSpalding This makes for a fantastic literature circle. Another wonderful book to integrate the curriculum. 1mo
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Kcallihan
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#lae3414sp19 “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson is an autobiography that won the Sibert Award. The interesting part about this book is that although it is a biography, it is also written in the form of a poem. In this book Woodson shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960‘s. This book not only sheds light on the Civil Rights Movement but also shares a touching story of a child finding her place in the world.

Kcallihan With this book, I think a very serious, yet important issue that could be covered is racism and desegregation. This website provides a great lesson plan that could help ease students in to this touchy topic: 1mo
Kcallihan #tabs" rel="nofollow" target="_top">http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exploring-perspec.... The UDL I could use for this book would be 7.2, “optimize relevance, value, and authenticity” because it is important to connect the relevance to her issues to today‘s world. 1mo
Kcallihan The ESOL strategy I would use would be 29, “offer a variety of reference materials.” This way students can catch up on what happened in the 1960s and the issues that individuals were facing at the time. 1mo
Kcallihan For this book I would use an Author Study (AS). Since it is a biography, I think the author study would help students to better grasp who the author is and what the book is all about. 1mo
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Haleysantucci
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Brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson is a biography written in the form of poetry that won the Sibert award. This story follows the life of the author, Woodson, as she grew up in South Carolina and then moved to New York. She explains how she never felt at home and what it feels like to grow up as an African-American in the 60s and 70s. The poems are very heart wrenching and powerful and are displayed in vivid poems.

Haleysantucci It‘s a beautiful story because it shows how the author found her love for writing. I think that students should do an author study coupled with this book because I think it would give them more insight into the book since it was about the authors life. 1mo
Haleysantucci The UDL principles used would be 3.1 because the students would be supplying background knowledge and 4.2 because we would optimize their tools, through technology, of finding out more information on the author. 1mo
Haleysantucci ESOL strategies used would be numbers 5 and 6 by supplying the students with vocabulary words that will be used throughout the story that are linked to the main idea and then monitoring them while they read to make sure that they are comprehending. 1mo
Haleysantucci http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/exploring-perspec... This is a great lesson plan that teaches about the civil rights era coupled with the book #LAE3414sp19 1mo
DrSpalding You are showing thorough knowledge of the book and aligning your English learner and universal design principles well. Your resource is of the highest quality! What a great book to integrate English language arts and social studies. 3w
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SofiaRoselli
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This nonfiction Newberry award winning book would be used for a literature circle in my classroom. Jacqueline Woods shares what it was like to grow up as an African-American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crowe and her growing awareness of the civil rights movement. Each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, also reflecting her joy of finding her voice through writing stories. #lae3414sp19

SofiaRoselli The website I found provides multiple lesson plans along with introduction ideas and assessments. For ESOL, I would promote cooperation in small literature circles and for UDL I would foster collaboration through discussion in the literature circles. ESOL strategy 2 and UDL strategy 8.3 are used. #laesp19
https://libwww.freelibrary.org/programs/onebook/obop18/docs/BrownGirlDreaming_Le...
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DrSpalding Wonderful resource. Better job explaining the English learner and universal design principles. Your # is incorrect. 3w
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KAdudu
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“Brown Girl Dreaming” (P) by Jacqueline Woodson is a Newberry Award winner book and a must read. Each page will have you wanting more and more. The poems are beautiful and well put together. My favorite in particular is “Second daughter second day on earth”. In this book Jacqueline shares her personal experiences growing up African American during the 1960‘s and 1970‘s. #lae3414sp19

KAdudu The UDL principles include 7.2; optimizing relevance, value, and authenticity.
Use EL strategy 42 have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts in written assignment.
Here is a great resource to use: https://www.ccsoh.us/cms/lib/OH01913306/Centricity/Domain/207/BROWN%20GIRL%20DRE...
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DrSpalding I am thrilled you read this book. Nice resource. This would be a good literature circle and I have used this in our class, in the past. 1mo
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KDo27
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Wow! So good hearing Jacqueline Woodson speak to our elementary school kiddos today!!! ❤️🤓

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C.Austin
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Everyone needs to drop everything and read Brown Girl Dreaming! Brown Girl Dreaming is Jacqueline Woodson‘s memoir. It is so interesting to see how her past experiences has shaped her writing. I loved reading her B. Since Jacqueline Woodson wrote this book about herself, this would be the perfect book for an AS. #LAE3414SP19

C.Austin Even if you do not plan on doing an AS on Jacqueline Woodson like I did, I still recommend picking up a copy of Brown Girl Dreaming and reading it for yourself. If you need some more persuading, Brown Girl Dreaming was the winner of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Book, and a National Book Award Winner! 3mo
C.Austin The publisher of Brown Girl Dreaming (Penguin) actually created a reading guide for students who are reading the book. Within the reading guide, Penguin also listed the CCSS that align to the concepts they talk about in the reading guide. It is a great resource for teachers. https://www.penguin.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/BrownGirlDreaming17-guide.pdf 3mo
C.Austin EL Strategy 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. UDL 3.2: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 3mo
DrSpalding You did a BEAUTIFUL job sharing your passion for Woodson and this book today! Add your Piktochart link as a resource! It‘s very informative! 3mo
caldwellalex95 @C.Austin Love love LOVE your PiktoChart you presented, Channing! As Dr. Spalding mentioned, use it as one of your resources! Your PiktoChart was beautifully composed and incredibly informative! We all noticed how much effort you dedicated toward it! I love this post about "Brown Girl Dreaming" because I sense how passionate you are about this book! Your post is extremely convincing and I will definitely check this book out when I get the chance! 1mo
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jdiehr
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That time I met Jacqueline Woodson
#fangirl
#geekingout
#justactnormal

Samplergal Oh my! I just read two of her books this month! 3mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 3mo
wordzie Super 😎 3mo
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Samplergal
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I read this over the weekend for the #24b4Monday readathon. It‘s quick, beautifully written and may help white people understand some of the racism that brown people must endure. Highly recommend for middle school and up. #BlackHistoryMonth 5 ⭐️

Tamra Beautiful piece! 3mo
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Samplergal
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I have finished three books and made great progress on two others. Off to bed so that tomorrow I can finish the tagged book and one more. #24b4monday.

Andrew65 A great time, well done! You‘ve got this. 👍😊🙌 3mo
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Julsmarshall I loved this one! 3mo
Tamra 💜 3mo
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Leftcoastzen Need to read 3mo
SW-T Loved it 💕 3mo
HippieChickHomeschool I read this a few years ago with my kids and still think about it. Loved it! 3mo
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ClairesReads
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This is a powerful memoir which demonstrates Woodson‘s skill as a writer. Told in verse, these vignettes of Woodson‘s childhood in the Civil Rights Era, in both South Carolina and New York, all feel authentic. Her voice in this text is both real and accessible. As with much literature for a younger audience (and knowing I‘m not the intended reader), I left this wishing there was a bit more in it. An excellent and worthy read.

Tamra 💜 3mo
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ClairesReads
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Back at work on #readharder2019 . A Children‘s or Middle Grade book that has won a Diversity award since 2009.

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mandi1082
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I loved this free verse book. I loved learning about the authors childhood growing up in the 60's. Beautifully written.

Crazeedi Welcome to litsy!🎉🎉 3mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 😊 3mo
mandi1082 Thanks 3mo
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mandi1082
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I am born brown-skinned, black-haired and wide-eyed.

HippiesPJparty Ohhh. This reminds me of out of the dust!! I may just have to see if my library has this! 3mo
mandi1082 @HippiesPJparty very easy beautiful read! 3mo
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RachelO
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Absolutely beautiful. Jacqueline Woodson writes a memoir of her early childhood, growing up in the early 1960s between Brooklyn and South Carolina, friends, family, the Kingdom Hall, civil rights, listening and becoming a writer. Written in verse, with not a word out of place. And if you can get the audio, do! All the 🌟💕🌟!

#booked2019 #diversemiddlegrade #nonfiction2019 #OnTBROver1Year #readingwomenchallenge2019 #BoughtorBorrowedin2019

Tamra 💜 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I love this book. 💙💙 Great review! 4mo
Cinfhen I should have done audio but even so, the book was equally amazing! 4mo
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sammisho
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Here are some of my favorite books by black authors. #blackhistorymonth
My goal this Black History month is to read as many titles by black authors as possible. Suggestions are welcome.
#blitsy

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megnews Anything by Ernest Gaines 4mo
Tamra 💜💜💜Brown Girl💜💜💜 4mo
Gayan I recently read Another Brooklyn and I loved it. I‘ll have to pick up her other book. 4mo
sammisho @Gayan I loved Another Brooklyn too! 4mo
sammisho @BookHoarder32 Loved that one! 4mo
sammisho @MarriedtoMrT I am on the hold list for it! 4mo
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“On the bus, my mother moves with us to the back. It is 1963 in South Carolina. Too dangerous to sit closer to the front and dare the driver to make her move. Not with us. Not now. Me in her arms all three months old. My sister and brother squeezed into the seat beside her. White shirt, tie, and my brother‘s head shaved clean. My sister‘s braids white ribboned.” Feel history through eyes, heart, and words.

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RachelO
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A drizzly #litsywalkers walk to the gym & back this morning. Here‘s Shaldon from across the river. Back home before the weather turns icy, as is promised for later.

A dandelion clock, because JW was talking about them just as I walked past. (Have I mentioned how wonderful this audiobook is?)

And a 99% trophy because I‘ll probably forget to snap it when I reach 100! I set myself a target of walking 50 miles this month, and I‘m just 0.4 off.

julesG Dandelions in January! 😍 I've never set myself a goal other than 4 days of yoga a week. This might actually be a good idea to try out. 4mo
RachelO @julesG It‘s @DarcysMom ‘s fault (of course 😉). I aimed for 30 miles last month, and scraped it. Then #litsywalkers happened. 4mo
wanderinglynn 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congrats on meeting your walking goal! 🥳 4mo
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RachelO @wanderinglynn 😊 Thank you! 4mo
RachelO *Also, I can‘t add up 🙄 4mo
Kaye Great job ! That‘s a terrific goal. I‘ve never heard those dandelions called clocks. We‘d blow on them as a kid to make a wish. 4mo
RachelO @kaye Thanks! As tinies, we‘d ‘tell the time‘ with dandelion clocks- 1 puff, 1 o‘clock; 2 puffs, 2 o‘clock - until all the seeds were gone. Don‘t think we wished on tthem though 😊 4mo
Kaye Did you hold the yellow ones under your chin to tell if you liked butter ( by the reflection of the yellow on your skin). Also since you like this book so much does the author have others yet to read ? I don‘t think I‘ve read anything by her. 4mo
DarcysMom 50 miles is a fantastic goal! Congratulations for hitting it! 👍😁🤩 4mo
RachelO @kaye Yes, but with buttercups rather than dandelions. 🌼 This is the first I‘ve read of Jacqueline Woodson- I think she‘s written loads, mainly for kids but I think there are a few aimed at adults. She‘s not so well-known over here - my library didn‘t have any of her books, couldn‘t get them on kindle... This is her memoir in poems of growing up during the civil rights era, between NYC and South Carolina. I‘ll definitely look out for others. 4mo
RachelO @DarcysMom Thank you 😁. I‘m trying to catch you up, very slowly, from way back here 😂😂 4mo
DarcysMom You can totally do it! And much sooner than you think 4mo
Wife 🌹 4mo
RachelO @Wife 🌼 4mo
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RachelO
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I am born as the south explodes,
too many people too many years
enslaved then emancipated
but not free, the people
who look like me
keep fighting
and marching
and getting killed
so that today?
February Twelfth Nineteen Sixty-three
and every day from this moment on,
brown children, like me, can grow up
free. Can grow up
learning and voting and walking and riding
wherever we want.

#imhere #musicalnewyear

Just wonderful. Only 1 hr left 🙁.

tpixie ♥️♥️♥️ 4mo
Cinfhen This was sooooo good!!! Did JW read the audio??? 4mo
RachelO @Cinfhen Yes! I don‘t want it to end! 4mo
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Cinfhen Oh, I see she does!!!! That must be UH.MAY.ZING 4mo
RachelO @Cinfhen It‘s beautiful. 4mo
Tamra One of my favorite reads! 💜 4mo
RachelO @Tamra It‘s really good! 4mo
merelybookish Such a beautiful book! All the 🌟 s 4mo
RachelO @merelybookish I agree! 💫 4mo
youneverarrived Wow! I own this one but have been waiting for the ‘right‘ time to read it. You‘re making me want to read it now tho! 4mo
RachelO @youneverarrived I‘m sure you‘ll enjoy it whenever you get to it 🤗 (but now‘s a good time 😉). 4mo
youneverarrived 😂😂 4mo
vivastory I've heard so many great things about this one 4mo
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RachelO
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A gorgeous afternoon, apart from that big dark cloud there, and I got in 2.5 miles for #litsywalkers.

And started a new audiobook. I‘ve subscribed to Scribd for a couple of months, to get my hands on some of the audiobooks I can‘t get elsewhere (not sure about ebooks. Think I‘d have to read on my phone or laptop, & both of those are a bit rubbish). This audio, though, is worth a month‘s sub all on its own ❤️

gradcat So lovely! 🥰 4mo
Suet624 I have a view close by that is exactly like this. How strange. 4mo
Kaye Another beautiful view. I‘m glad you found an audiobook you‘re enjoying so much. Good work on the walk 💖👍🏼 4mo
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Cathythoughts Stunning pic 4mo
TrishB Lovely 💕 4mo
DivineDiana Beautiful! 💙 4mo
Wife 🌹 4mo
RachelO @Suet624 Matchy views? Fun! I‘d love to see sometime. 😊 4mo
RachelO @kaye Thanks Kaye- an audiobook I don‘t have to dial up to double speed definitely helps! 4mo
RachelO @Wife 🌷Thanks for your cheering-on - very much appreciated! 🌞 4mo
rmaclean4 I love Scribd...I am reading so much more by using Scribd rather than Audible. Where was this picture taken? 4mo
RachelO @rmaclean4 I‘m in Devon, SW England. This is Teignmouth. ⚓️ And I think I‘ll get through more audiobooks with Scribd - they seem to be especially good on non-fiction - I‘m going to give it a couple of months and see how we go. 4mo
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makingitupdaily
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A poignant and moving story of the authors life growing up in the time of the civil rights movement. Told in verse her words paint a picture that you can grasp with your hands and pull near. She breathes life into her own memories and then gives them to readers as the gift they are.

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Book_Fairy_Mary
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Excellent!

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Cinfhen
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Based on a post by @silentrequiem last week and inspired by a picture posted by @Joyfulmimi the other day, I picked up this #DiverseMiddleGrade book today. It was fantastic. Jacqueline Woodson is my superhero - what a gift to write such a moving autobiography with the simplest words but most compelling manner. Told in verse, Jacqueline traces her family‘s roots both midwestern & southern crossing and weaving until arriving in Brooklyn. Beautiful

Joyfulmimi Wow!! 4mo
Cinfhen That photo made me want to pick up this book @Joyfulmimi 😊I‘ve always meant to read this one but yesterday I felt inspired 🙏🏻thank you 4mo
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LibrarianJen I loved this book! 4mo
Mdargusch Great review! 4mo
Bklover Dumb question. Saw this for Diverse middle grade. Are we allowed to jump ahead to other seasons? Still learning the ropes! 4mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! 100% read whatever you want whenever you want @Bklover some like to focus on the one “season” others like me are all over the place ( reading wise) and like to jump around!! 4mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Mdargusch @LibrarianJen I was surprised at how deep this book was...nothing at all felt childish or juvenile 4mo
4thhouseontheleft I love this book so much! I saw her speak at a festival a few years ago, she is fantastic. 4mo
Cinfhen I was not expecting the level of maturity and depth this book contained @4thhouseontheleft ❤️ 4mo
LauraBeth One of my favorite reads from 2017! ❤️ 4mo
Blaire It is wonderful! I also loved 4mo
TrishB Great 👍🏻 I have this and was wondering what to do for this prompt! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great, heartfelt review! I definitely *must* read this, although I‘m planning something different for this prompt. 4mo
Cinfhen I did too @Blaire Another Brooklyn felt like the continuation of BGD 4mo
Cinfhen Definitely read this book @TrishB @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😊‼️It was very powerful @LauraBeth 4mo
TheWordJar This was such a great read! I just checked out her newest, Harbor Me, from the library and can‘t wait to get started. Side note—SO excited to hear we can jump around for #Booked2019! Why didn‘t I know this before?? 🤦‍♀️ I just finished picking out my winter books but wasn‘t feeling in the mood to read them just yet. But there are some later season books I do want to read now! Score! 4mo
Cinfhen Absolutely @TheWordJar #JumpAround 🎊😊🕴🏼🕺🏻💃 4mo
TheWordJar 😂🤣😂🙌 4mo
TrishB Will do 👍🏻 4mo
GatheringBooks i felt the same way when i read it. this was luminous. 4mo
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silentrequiem
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WOW. Just... WOW.
ALL the stars for this amazing memoir of growing up told in verse.

Cinfhen I didn‘t realize it was actually a memoir...I‘m thinking of reading this for #DiverseMiddleSchool #Booked2019 ~ thanks for the glowing review 5mo
silentrequiem @Cinfhen It was amazing. My head is reeling and I feel like crying. I didn't even realize what it was doing to me until I was done and my eyes were tearing up. 5mo
Cinfhen Ohhhh, I‘ve been there 😭😭😭😭and then my family looks at me like I‘m an alien 👽 5mo
Wife I loved it too! A keeper ❤️ 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I 💙 this book so much. 5mo
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silentrequiem
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I picked this up to flip through and next thing I know, I'm 50 pages in. #catsoflitsy

Tamra One of my favorites 💜 5mo
erinreads Ginger can prop up a book like no other. 😹 5mo
silentrequiem @erinreads It's how he pays his rent. 😹 5mo
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llwheeler
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This was great on audio!

Tamra 💜 5mo
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Swizzlestick
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“[...] and then there was only a roaring in the air around her, a new pain where once there wasn‘t pain, a hollowness where only minutes before, she had been whole.”

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Swizzlestick
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This book was an assignment for my Children‘s Lit class. Normally I‘m not a fan of poetry but I LOVED this book.

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Wellreadhead
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My wife just finished this book as part of her Children‘s Lit class and now I‘m starting it so we can discuss it with each other. Bring on the engaging book conversations!
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SW-T
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Memoir written in verse. Could quote every poem on every page. Simply lovely.

#poetry #poetry2018 #memoir #poc #blackauthor #authorofcolor

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LaurenReads
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An autobiography in prose...it was just a beautiful book.

Tamra A very favorite. It‘s just simply beautiful. 8mo
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LaurenReads
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Why it‘s so important to have diverse books in every classroom and library!!! This book is blowing my mind. #teachersoflitsy

Tamra Yes! 8mo
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Owlizabeth
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An autobiography told in free verse, this was a beautiful tribute to Woodson‘s family and past. She touches on her family‘s history, growing up in the South and NYC, the Civil Rights movement, discovering her talent and so much more. I‘m not much for poetry, but I gobbled this up. Highly recommend. Thank you @PatriciaU for choosing this for #LGPOG!! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

PatriciaU So glad you liked it! 8mo
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Owlizabeth
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#canrelate #LGPOG 💜📚💜

LittleBug Can so relate!!😊 When I was a kid my parents once searched everywhere for me to find me reading in my bedroom... I hadn‘t heard them calling me🙈🙈 8mo
Owlizabeth My parents had my hearing tested because I wouldn‘t hear them if I was reading!! 8mo
PatriciaU ❤️💗👍🏻 8mo
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LibrarianRyan
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In answer to your question is that I already owned one book in all the ones you sent, but ONLY because I received it in another #makerswap. And now I have the pretty cover and the hardcover. 😁

Plus all these titles from my TBR. I am spoiled!!!!

And I now have a reason to read Love and gelato.

ReadingRover Awesome!!! I‘m so glad you like them!!! 9mo
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jmtrivera
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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I like memoirs in general, but the verse made this even more interesting. Some of the lines or poems were so lovely or poignant that I just wanted to savor the thoughts expressed within them. I also took it slow because I'm not a poetry reader and needed time to digest some of it. This meant I appreciated the poetry but sometimes lost track of the story. Reading it and focusing on the memoir will probably be a future project. Interesting though!

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Mandigolightly
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Reading = Hope X Change
-Jacqueline Woodson

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Soubhiville
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Lucky me, I get a brief cuddle session with books and tea before work. 🐱💕. Life is pretty sweet.
#FroedrickAndIgor

JoScho 💗💗💗 11mo
Cinfhen #morningCuddles are the best 💕 11mo
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wanderinglynn Aw! That so nice. What lovey purr-babies! ❤️🐱 I got head-butted and meowed at until I got up to fill his bowl. 😼😹 11mo
knittedgnome Yay for morning snuggles! 11mo
Foragingfantasy Love pics with your cats! 11mo
OrangeMooseReads Awww 😻 it‘s been too hot here for kitty cuddles 😞 11mo
CBee @Soubhiville I know I‘ve mentioned it before, but I am in love with your cats. Have you ever heard about how they can be therapeutic for chronic pain sufferers? 10mo
Soubhiville @CBee I haven‘t heard that, but I believe they can be very comforting. And they‘re warm, like a hot water bottle. Both the cats and the dog have been sticking right by me as I recover from surgery. ❤️ 10mo
CBee @Soubhiville I didn‘t know you had surgery! Sending healing thoughts your way. ❤️❤️ 10mo
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AlizaApp
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Late to the party here, but I really loved this YA memoir in verse. I wanted to savor the writing.