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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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DebinHawaii
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#CoverLove

I thought of this favorite book told in verse as much for the #Brown in the title as the brown on the cover. 🤎

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 🤎 2w
Eggs Lovely choice! Love Woodson 🤎❤️🤎 2w
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DebinHawaii
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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#SpringSkies

A favorite #Poetic memoir told in verse.💙

Eggs I adore Woodson 🧡🩷🧡 3mo
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Zuhkeeyah
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Thank you, Misty! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I adore Jacqueline Woodson ❤️

#litsylove

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay! I‘m happy you like it! 🩷🩷 5mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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Next book in my giveaway for #BlackHistoryMonth is this one! US only due to shipping costs 😞

To enter share with us your favorite Black female author ✍️ ❤️ Mine is Jesmyn Ward!

#LitsyLove

dabbe ❤️💜💜 6mo
Zuhkeeyah N.K. Jemisin 🧡 6mo
REPollock Octavia Butler! ❤️ 6mo
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Vansa Not entering, because of geography, but wanted to comment anyway, the absolutely brilliant Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Very few authors manage to write absolutely great books with every new book. I love Octavia Butler's books. I don't agree a lot of the time with Roxane Gay's views, but she's always fascinating to read. 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Vansa I have two of her books that I need to get to!! Thanks for commenting ❤️❤️ 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You are the winner @Zuhkeeyah 🩷🎊🩷 and l‘ll be able to mail it Friday! (edited) 5mo
Zuhkeeyah @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay! Thank you! 🥰 5mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Zuhkeeyah you‘re welcome! 5mo
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Mayadenoma
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

“I am born on a Tuesday at University Hospital / Columbus, Ohio, USA— / a country caught / between Black and White.“

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Mayadenoma
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Jacqueline Woodson's 'Brown Girl Dreaming' is a poignant memoir in verse that beautifully captures the author's journey of self-discovery. It's a powerful exploration of identity, family, and the pursuit of dreams, making it a valuable resource for discussions on diversity and personal narratives. This book can be used to teach about autobiographical writing, historical context, and the importance of diverse voices in literature.

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Mayadenoma
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Jen2
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Beautiful!!

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emileescengie
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

“But on paper, things can live forever”

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emileescengie
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

I think this would be great for upper elementary students!

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emileescengie
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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This book can classify as nonfiction and as poetry. It is an awesome and very informational read!

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cm779518
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This book won the EB White Read Aloud Award. This series of books from Jacqueline Woodson are amazing. They are all great reads and basing on a story with a little girl between her father in Ohio and her mother in South Carolina.

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oliviascrimo
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

Coretta Scott King Author Award Book
October 11th, 2016
Brown Girl Dreaming is a chapter book written in poetry form, that discussed what it is like to grown up as an African American in the 60‘s/70‘s. Jacqueline wanted to bring light to living during the times of Jim Crows laws and Civil right movements, through her poem writing.

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Brandy522
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Title: brown Girl Dreaming
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Published: Aug. 28th, 2014
Genre: children's lit, autobiography
Awards: National Book Award Winner for Young People‘s Literature
Summary: This is a story about the author Jacqueline Woodson from birth to age 10. this time setting was in 1963 which was during the peak of the civil rights movement. This story talks about Jacqueline's life during this time and how she grew up.

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gclift
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Brown Girl Dreaming written by Jacqueline Woodson was published in 2014 and talks about the life of the author growing up in rural Southeastern Ohio. It represents a lower-income black family, and the struggles she faced. This book won a Newbery award, and is a great read!

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ehrmans
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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The author used this book as a memoir to tell the reader about her childhood as an African American in the American Northeast and South in the 1960s. She talks about her experiences and how they made her feel. She talks about how racism and segregation laws affected her and her family. All of this is told through poetry.

ehrmans Author: Jacqueline Woodson. Publication date: 2014. Genre: poetry, children's literature, biography, autobiography. Awards: National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
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KamrynWaites
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

“Even though the laws have changed my grandmother still takes us to the back of the bus when we go downtown in the rain”

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KamrynWaites
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson

It‘s a unique chapter book that uses poetry to tell the author‘s life story.

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KamrynWaites
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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This book was first published in 2014 and received multiple awards such as Newberry Honor, National book award, and Coretta Scott King award. This story is unique to most chapter books because it uses poetry to convey the authors story. It‘s a moving book about life growing up during segregation and how Jacqueline Woodson became the author she is today.

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BkClubCare
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Fabulous, just fabulous.

#poemaday #poetry #poetrymatters

BkClubCare Book # 69 Aug2022 2y
squirrelbrain I loved this one! ❤️ 2y
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Susanita
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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📕Brown Girl Dreaming
🖊Geraldine Brooks
🎥Bottle Shock
🎤Garth Brooks (no relation!)
🎶Butterflies and Hurricanes (Muse)
#manicmonday #letterB

CBee Thanks for playing 😊😊 2y
TrishB Butterflies and Hurricanes ❤️ what a song! 2y
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Susanita
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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Slowly but surely I‘m catching up with #letterb of the #alphabetgame

This book is especially good on audio.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my tbr list! 2y
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BkClubCare
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Listen. Just listen.

Reminder to myself to get outside. Be still. Quiet the mind. Relax. #poetry #poemaday

BkClubCare Oh @Nutmegnc !! You will love this. (Saw you stacked this.) ❤️🌈 2y
Nutmegnc It‘s been on my mental list but realized I hadn‘t actually stacked it! 🤣. It‘s there now. Just sent one letter. Have another one to go out to you! (edited) 2y
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Kshakal
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2y
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Conservio
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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#chelseaclinton spoke with/ interviewed #jacquelinewoodson about being a female brown author on her podcast #infact

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merelybookish
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TheBookHippie One of my favorites. 2y
merelybookish @TheBookHippie Yes, such a special book! 2y
LeahBergen Happy, happy birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 2y
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batsy Happy birthday, Margot! ❤️💐🧁🎈 2y
TheSpineView 😍😍😍 2y
merelybookish @LeahBergen @batsy Thanks friends! 🥰 2y
vivastory Happy belated birthday 🎈🎉📚 I hope it was a good one! 2y
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BkClubCare
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#WeekendReads
1. Poetry: brown girl dreaming, Print/NF: Things Are Against Us by Lucy Ellman, Audiobook: Stand-In by Lily Chu; about to start City of Girls via eBook.
2. Longest book so far: They Were Sisters by Dorothy Whipple, 455 pages
3. All the stories in collection Five Tuesdays in Winter by Lily King

@rachelsbrittain

vivastory Stacking the Lily King collection. Thanks! 2y
BkClubCare @vivastory - yay! The audiobook was a freebie and I am so glad I tried it. I liked the book store owner story and the one called The Man at the Door. 2y
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BkClubCare
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This image is my “Poetry Bookmark”. In some ways, it is my Coronavirus Journey Log. What you see is every poetry collection I have made my way through, a poem every day, since 1/1/2020. I am shocked and/or humbled that I have touched this slip every day for 800 days. (I looked it up.) 😳

I started the tagged book today.

#poetry #poetrymatters #readict

BkClubCare Also, I SO MUCH MORE ❤️ Litsy over IG-bookstagram… Had to say it. 2y
RaeLovesToRead Wow, that's amazing! 😊 2y
Julsmarshall Wow! What an amazing touchstone of these pandemic times. 2y
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UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
merelybookish That is a real cool living artifact to have! (I hope you can keep reading poetry but not because of the pandemic. 😬🤞♥️) 2y
BkClubCare @RaeLovesToRead @Julsmarshall @UwannaPublishme @merelybookish - it *is* cool, isn‘t it? NOT quitting on poetry any time soon 💞 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Also agree re: IG-Bookstagram, stressful! 2y
DivineDiana Cheers to your poetry goal! Thank you for sharing such a special memento. 👏🏻👍🏻📚❤️👏🏻 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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Initially, the style of this memoir felt disjointed to me, but once I got used to it, I started to appreciate how much like memory the words flow. Woodson takes us from the innocence of youth, where everything feels like it will be okay, even the scary things, into the years when it begins to become clear that adults don't necessarily have all the answers or best guidance, and when Woodson starts to develop her identity as a writer.

Kristin_Reads I loved this one! It‘s also so good on audio, read by the author. 2y
Tamra It‘s one of my favorite books! 💚 2y
GingerAntics Love this one, too! 2y
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ImperfectCJ
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My little avocado tree was my view while reading the tagged book today. It takes some imagination to put myself in South Carolina or in Brooklyn on a SoCal day like today, but I'm enjoying the book.

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kspenmoll
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#newbeginnings #dream
This does not quite fit the prompt, but it was the first book that popped in my head-🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Eggs Well done 👍🏼 📚😊 (edited) 3y
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Bookwormjillk
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#12booksof21 #12booksof2021

May:
I‘ll always remember this book as the one I read while waiting for my post vaccination fevers to go away. This one just took me away to another world.

Andrew65 Sounds brilliant. Stacked. 3y
IndoorDame I loved this book! 3y
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Minibooktalks16
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Book 4 for 2021

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wideeyedreader
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I read this memoir in verse for a class, and I greatly enjoyed it! Woodson has a way with words that I admire.

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Scochrane26
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Fit a short audiobook in before the end of August. Loved this story told in verse. Read by Woodson. Her story of her childhood & the beginnings of her interest in writing.

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WorldsOkayestStepMom
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A book of beautiful poetry and prose!

Tamra Yes! 3y
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Chrissyreadit
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@AmyG thank you my friend!!! Thoughtful and perfect ❤️ I‘m so glad to have this book and really appreciate that you chose to send it to me ❤️

Tamra Such a wonderful book! 3y
AmyG When I saw this on your list I knew you needed to have it. It‘s a beautifully written book. Thanks again for a great swap! (edited) 3y
Chrissyreadit @AmyG 😘😘😘😘 3y
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Booklover250
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Hahah now that‘s just rude. (Look at the underlined bit)

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DivineDiana
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Needed to post the review for my final May read. I finished right before I fell asleep, spurred along by the #authoramonth challenge. So glad that I did!
I loved the lyrical format. It created a dreamlike feeling for this autobiographical work. Quick read. Haunting. Hopeful. My heart was touched by Jackie‘s story.
So happy for her success!
@Soubhiville

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DivineDiana
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I did manage to read three of Jacqueline Woodson‘s books for #authoramonth ! #AAMJW #jacquelinewoodson @Soubhiville

Soubhiville ❤️📚 that‘s great! 3y
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tjwill
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That time I met Jacqueline Woodson: she was so kind and friendly! This was at 2015 ALA, when she was being celebrated for so many awards for Brown Girl Dreaming! I‘ve also seen her speak a couple times since then, and she is so inspiring! #AuthorAMonth #AAMJW

BarbaraTheBibliophage Ohmigosh, how cool!! 3y
Soubhiville I‘ve seen her at book fests a couple times too. She‘s a terrific speaker. 💕 3y
Ericalambbrown That‘s so cool! 3y
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Had it not been for #AuthorAMonth I likely wouldn't have picked this up, but it was a swift moving and interesting glimpse into the author's childhood in the 1960s and '70s. A memoir in verse, Woodson tells about her family's brief time in Ohio, then the years in South Carolina before moving up to New York City. Each short poem gives a few words about a person, place, thing, or feeling and though it is low on a continuous narrative, ⬇️

Cinfhen This was really beautifully done 🙌🏻❣️ 3y
sharread This sounds really cool. ❤ 3y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 3y
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Melismatic
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Not my fave of hers but still presented in an interesting way — separate poems outlining her early life between South Carolina & New York.

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#AuthorAMonth Woodson tells the story of her growing up in verse.The rich details & the beauty of the writing made me pause & re-read.Woodson writes elegantly of day to day life , struggles & joys, wisdom of family members determined to have a decent life. I really enjoyed the contrast of the family‘s life in the south vs.NYC. You get such a feeling for the times , songs that were popular & the rise of civil rights movements.A rewarding read !

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TrishB
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This was lovely ♥️ how does she say so much in so few words.
Excellent. #authoramonth

squirrelbrain I loved this too - I listened to it on audio, read by the author herself. ❤️ 3y
this_teacher_reads I absolutely adore this book! ❤️ 3y
AmyG I also loved this. Beautiful book. 3y
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BarbaraBB I still must read this one. 3y
Tamra 💙 I agree! 3y
Currey Agreed. Loved this ❤️ 3y
Megabooks Totally agree. 3y
Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️ 3y
TrishB @Tamra @Currey @Megabooks @Cathythoughts so glad I finally got round to reading it. 3y
Balibee146 I love writers who can do that! 👍 3y
TrishB @Balibee146 it‘s a great read 👍🏻 3y
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I like that Woodson decided to write her memoir not in the typical way but rather in verse. I found the story of her childhood and family fascinating and engaging. Woodson is such a gifted writer who is able to write across age ranges and in various formats, something not all writers can do. #AuthorAMonth #NutsInMay

Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 3y
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I'm posting one book per day from the ever growing unread stacks in my personal library. No description or explanation, just books I own and plan to read. #tbr

Day 77

HeatherBookNerd Great book! 3y
CuriousG @HeatherBookNerd my coworker asks me almost daily if I've read it yet. She's a fantastic English teacher so I trust her judgment, but can never seem to find the time to get to it! 3y
HeatherBookNerd Woodson‘s prose is so gorgeous. Her stuff is great on audio too. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 3y
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Megabooks
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Needed a short break from Far From the Tree, so I picked up this fantastic #audiobook memoir.

Woodson tells the story of her childhood from her birth & parents divorce in Ohio to her young childhood in rural South Carolina with her grandparents while her mother tried to establish a place in Brooklyn to her family‘s eventual settlement there. Through poetic prose she writes of teachers who pointed her to writing and growing up a Jehovah‘s Witness.

Cinfhen This was wonderful and richly detailed in a gentle and simple manner 3y
Megabooks @Cinfhen Beautiful way of explaining this book, Cindy!! 3y
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