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
—from “the beginning”
by Jacqueline Woodson
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.