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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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crhealey
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hwestfall
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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! 6d
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youneverarrived
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3w
Cinfhen Lots of great reads 😀 3w
Cinfhen Love your emoji‘s 🥰 3w
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RachelO Wasn‘t this one wonderful? 3w
youneverarrived @Cinfhen thank you ❤️ love this challenge. 3w
youneverarrived @RachelO yes, it really was. So glad I finally got to it 💚 3w
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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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youneverarrived
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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 1mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen sounds really good too! 1mo
Cinfhen It‘s excellent and just as lyrical 1mo
youneverarrived @Cinfhen I‘ll have to give it a read 😁 1mo
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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! 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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wow_reads
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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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. ♥️📚👊🏻 2mo
JennyM 👏🏼 yey 👏🏼 2mo
Cinfhen So glad you enjoyed Normal People 😍and congrats on completing all the summer prompts🥳 2mo
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Susanita
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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! 3mo
Cinfhen I read the same book for this prompt! So good. Have you read 3mo
Susanita @Cinfhen I haven‘t but I probably will. 3mo
Cinfhen I recommend reading Another Brooklyn, especially since you liked Brown Girl Dreaming 🧡 3mo
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IvoryLunatic
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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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Eggs
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love your photo 💗💗 4mo
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 4mo
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Godmotherx5
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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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? 4mo
Godmotherx5 @Lcsmcat Sapphira is a novel. 4mo
Lcsmcat @Godmotherx5 I‘ll have to look for that one! 4mo
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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. 4mo
ReadingEnvy @Godmotherx5 @Lcsmcat they recently reprinted it and released new audiobooks 4mo
Godmotherx5 @ReadingEnvy Thank you for clarifying. Looking forward to discussion. 4mo
Lcsmcat @ReadingEnvy Thanks! Maybe @litsy will fix the listing so the cover image isn‘t the Joe Pass Guitar Method. 😀 4mo
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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 4mo
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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 🤩😍 4mo
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!! 4mo
Cinfhen I‘d also suggest reading this book by Woodson 👉🏾 4mo
IndoorDame @Cinfhen it looks really good! I‘m adding it to my tbr right now 4mo
Cinfhen It‘s another short read but it packs a punch 4mo
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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! ❤️ 5mo
ScientistSam @DebinHawaii good to know! 4mo
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hjreviews
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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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BekaReid
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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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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! 💚 5mo
Amandakay I read miracle‘s boys and loved it! 5mo
BarbaraJean @amandakay I hadn‘t heard of that one—will have to check it out. She‘s such a good writer! (edited) 5mo
Clwojick His was such a good one! 💙 5mo
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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 6mo
OrangeMooseReads Haven‘t on audio but I‘ve read it and it is fantastic 6mo
llwheeler I read this on audio and loved it. Hope you enjoy! 6mo
LibrarianJen I didn‘t read it on audio but the book is awesome. 6mo
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. 6mo
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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! 6mo
cajunsyd @Tamra 👍🏻 6mo
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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. 6mo
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. 6mo
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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! 🌻 6mo
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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
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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 7mo
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. 6mo
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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. 6mo
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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: 7mo
Kcallihan 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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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. 7mo
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 7mo
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. 6mo
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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. 6mo
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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. 6mo
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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! 8mo
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 8mo
C.Austin EL Strategy 16: Integrate speaking, listening, reading and writing activities. UDL 3.2: Highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships. 8mo
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! 8mo
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! 7mo
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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! 8mo
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 8mo
wordzie Super 😎 8mo
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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! 8mo
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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. 👍😊🙌 8mo
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Samplergal
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Machinist Haunting 8mo
Julsmarshall I loved this one! 8mo
Tamra 💜 8mo
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Leftcoastzen Need to read 8mo
SW-T Loved it 💕 8mo
HippieChickHomeschool I read this a few years ago with my kids and still think about it. Loved it! 8mo
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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 💜 8mo
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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!🎉🎉 8mo
SW-T Welcome to Litsy! 😊 8mo
mandi1082 Thanks 8mo
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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! 8mo
mandi1082 @HippiesPJparty very easy beautiful read! 8mo
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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 💜 9mo
4thhouseontheleft I love this book. 💙💙 Great review! 9mo
Cinfhen I should have done audio but even so, the book was equally amazing! 9mo
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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

sblbooks Book 1 of 2 9mo
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megnews Anything by Ernest Gaines 9mo
Tamra 💜💜💜Brown Girl💜💜💜 9mo
Gayan I recently read Another Brooklyn and I loved it. I‘ll have to pick up her other book. 9mo
sammisho @Gayan I loved Another Brooklyn too! 9mo
sammisho @BookHoarder32 Loved that one! 9mo
sammisho @MarriedtoMrT I am on the hold list for it! 9mo
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Coffeedaily
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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. 9mo
RachelO @julesG It‘s @DarcysMom ‘s fault (of course 😉). I aimed for 30 miles last month, and scraped it. Then #litsywalkers happened. 9mo
wanderinglynn 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Congrats on meeting your walking goal! 🥳 9mo
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RachelO @wanderinglynn 😊 Thank you! 9mo
RachelO *Also, I can‘t add up 🙄 9mo
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. 9mo
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 😊 9mo
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. 9mo
DarcysMom 50 miles is a fantastic goal! Congratulations for hitting it! 👍😁🤩 9mo
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. 9mo
RachelO @DarcysMom Thank you 😁. I‘m trying to catch you up, very slowly, from way back here 😂😂 9mo
DarcysMom You can totally do it! And much sooner than you think 9mo
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