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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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Susanita
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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 😊😊 1d
TrishB Butterflies and Hurricanes ❤️ what a song! 1d
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Susanita
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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! 2w
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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.) ❤️🌈 3w
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) 3w
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Kshakal
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Eggs Well done 👍🏼 2mo
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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
Brown Girl Dreaming | Jacqueline Woodson
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TheBookHippie One of my favorites. 4mo
merelybookish @TheBookHippie Yes, such a special book! 4mo
LeahBergen Happy, happy birthday!! ❤️📚❤️📚 4mo
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batsy Happy birthday, Margot! ❤️💐🧁🎈 4mo
TheSpineView 😍😍😍 4mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen @batsy Thanks friends! 🥰 4mo
vivastory Happy belated birthday 🎈🎉📚 I hope it was a good one! 4mo
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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! 5mo
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. 5mo
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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. 5mo
RaeLovesToRead Wow, that's amazing! 😊 5mo
Julsmarshall Wow! What an amazing touchstone of these pandemic times. 5mo
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UwannaPublishme Way to go! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
merelybookish That is a real cool living artifact to have! (I hope you can keep reading poetry but not because of the pandemic. 😬🤞♥️) 5mo
BkClubCare @RaeLovesToRead @Julsmarshall @UwannaPublishme @merelybookish - it *is* cool, isn‘t it? NOT quitting on poetry any time soon 💞 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm 💛👏 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Also agree re: IG-Bookstagram, stressful! 5mo
DivineDiana Cheers to your poetry goal! Thank you for sharing such a special memento. 👏🏻👍🏻📚❤️👏🏻 5mo
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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. 6mo
Tamra It‘s one of my favorite books! 💚 6mo
GingerAntics Love this one, too! 6mo
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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) 7mo
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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. 8mo
IndoorDame I loved this book! 8mo
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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! 13mo
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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! 14mo
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) 14mo
Chrissyreadit @AmyG 😘😘😘😘 14mo
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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! 1y
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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!! 1y
Soubhiville I‘ve seen her at book fests a couple times too. She‘s a terrific speaker. 💕 1y
Ericalambbrown That‘s so cool! 1y
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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 🙌🏻❣️ 1y
sharread This sounds really cool. ❤ 1y
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 1y
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Melismatic
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Mehso-so

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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Leftcoastzen
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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. ❤️ 1y
this_teacher_reads I absolutely adore this book! ❤️ 1y
AmyG I also loved this. Beautiful book. 1y
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BarbaraBB I still must read this one. 1y
Tamra 💙 I agree! 1y
Currey Agreed. Loved this ❤️ 1y
Megabooks Totally agree. 1y
Cathythoughts Lovely review ❤️ 1y
TrishB @Tamra @Currey @Megabooks @Cathythoughts so glad I finally got round to reading it. 1y
Balibee146 I love writers who can do that! 👍 1y
TrishB @Balibee146 it‘s a great read 👍🏻 1y
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Skygoddess1
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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 👏👏👏 1y
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CuriousG
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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! 1y
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! 1y
HeatherBookNerd Woodson‘s prose is so gorgeous. Her stuff is great on audio too. Hope you enjoy it when you get to it. 1y
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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 1y
Megabooks @Cinfhen Beautiful way of explaining this book, Cindy!! 1y
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Bookwormjillk
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Pickpick

This memoir in verse was amazing. What took me so long to read a book by Jacqueline Woodson. #AuthorAMonth2021

jdiehr Love this one ❤ 1y
Tamra This is destined to become a classic. 💙 1y
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vlwelser
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My two favorite things about this #audiobook are that it's autobiography in verse and it's read by the author.

#AuthorAMonth with @Soubhiville

#BookSpinBingo free space
@TheAromaofBooks

Tamra 💙 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I'm seeing a lot of great reviews for this one!! 1y
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Eggs
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A memoir in verse, Brown Girl describes Woodson‘s childhood, relationships, and the turmoil of the 1960s and 70s. Audiobook read by author

#bookspin #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks
#authoramonth2021 @Soubhiville

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
vlwelser I just finished that one also. So good. 😊 1y
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DogMomIrene
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Infinite words

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AmyG
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Excellent book about the author‘s childhood and family. While it‘s written in prose, don‘t let that deter you. It reads beautifully. There is a reason it won so many awards.

#authoramonth @Soubhiville

Tamra So lovely! 1y
Bookwormjillk I have this on my nightstand for the weekend. I‘m looking forward to it! 1y
TrishB Think I‘ll probably read this one too 👍🏻 1y
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PatriciaS
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National Bk Award Winner, Newbery Medal Award, & NAACP Award for Outstanding Literature, P/LC/RA/Memoir, an exquisite metaphorical verse Woodson weaves, a patchwork of her life experiences. From her supportive, loving maternal grandparents, her mother's insistence on good grammar, to the lifetime friend she meets in NY, that covers readers with warmth & sensitivity no child should miss. NY Times bestseller, an addition for a classroom library.

PatriciaS https://goodreads.com, resources and activities for brown girl dreaming 1y
PatriciaS https://litcharts.com>lit resources, great for lit circle activities and discussion sessions. 1y
PatriciaS https://storyboardthat.com, great resource for storyboard activities to go with read aloud lesson and activities. 1y
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PatriciaS UDL#4.1 Varying the methods for responses and navigation of content through discussion sessions, questions and answers, and small groupings. 1y
PatriciaS UDL#4.2 Optimize access to tools and assistive technology through resources provided. 1y
PatriciaS ESOL#10 Teach think 🤔, pair and share strategies in cooperative groups. 1y
PatriciaS ESOL#17 Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstration, realia, body language, and facial expressions while reading, during discussion sessions and activities. 1y
DrSpalding Late? 1y
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ztorres
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This B, Newberry Honor Award, Coretta Scott King Award, National Book Award, and New York Nest Time Seller book, Brown Girl Dreaming is about the childhood biography of Jacqueline Woodson. The book tells the story of Jaqueline and her family how they struggled through the Civil Rights movement and how Jaqueline's mom had to move multiple times to find what was best for her kids. Jaqueline's struggle for writing pushes her to become a writer.

ztorres Teaching Strategies: AS since the book is about the author's life, IR. 1y
ztorres UDL's Strategies: Guide appropriate goal-setting (6.1). Enhance capacity for monitoring progress (6.4). 1y
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ztorres ESOL Strategies: For content, comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities, such as; strip stories, KWL activities, SQ3R, learning logs, role-playing activities, close strategies, etc. Provide biographies of significant men and women from different countries. 1y
ztorres Such a great resource, I couldn't believe that they have an entire unit for the book. It has such great tools for teachers to use and it goes in-depth to help fourth-grade students understand the book and the history behind it. 1y
KeanaE I have picked up another book by this author called Show Way. If you would like more information about this book at a look on my Litsy post on it! Another amazing book by this amazing author 1y
DrSpalding I love that your peer made a text to text connection with this amazing author. You provided a helpful teacher resource that reinforces the best practice teaching methods you learned during our class. 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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🐣This was a toughie but Woodson is such a beautiful writer!
🐣 I don‘t mind reading outdoors as long as the pollen isn‘t a factor! But usually, I stay indoors with the windows open.
🐣 I‘m doing #bookspinbingo

Thanks for the tag @Klou 😊
If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! 🤗

Klou You're welcome 😊 1y
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 💐📚🐥😊 1y
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OriginalCyn620
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I so love Woodson‘s style of writing and this memoir told in poems did not disappoint! She‘s just a beautiful writer!

#bookspin
#booked2021 - poetry or written in verse
#pop21 - book with a family tree

MallenNC I love her work! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
Tamra This is one of my favorite reads! 💙 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I have loved everything from Woodson. She has a fantastic writing style, IMO. 1y
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GingerAntics
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There is so much to love in this collection. It paints a picture of the joys and heartaches of life, from the POV of a sweet, creative child. I feel like I highlighted half of it. I just wanted to remember and share the whole thing. I love that this is a biography in poetry. It was such a joy to read. This is definitely getting read again.
#JacquelineWoodson #BrownGirlDreaming #poetry #Joetry2021 @CBee @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad you shared it. 🧡🧡🧡 1y
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit this could be fun as a buddy read some time. It‘s just such a joy to read. 1y
Chrissyreadit Yes! I agree! 1y
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CBee LOVE this 😍 1y
Chrissyreadit Beautiful ❤️ 1y
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GingerAntics
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The writer‘s hide away. I‘m trying to think of where I used to go to write.
#JacquelineWoodson #BrownGirlDreaming #poetry #Joetry2021 @CBee @Chrissyreadit

Chrissyreadit My closet. On the shelf. I can‘t believe it never broke. 1y
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit you used to sit on the shelf in your closet? Wow! That‘s just impressive. How did you managed to get up there? (edited) 1y
Chrissyreadit @GingerAntics I stood on something and pulled myself up. I was small for my age. 1y
GingerAntics @Chrissyreadit that‘s impressive!!! 1y
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GingerAntics
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I like this, too. There is just something about it.
#JacquelineWoodson #BrownGirlDreaming #poetry #Joetry2021 @CBee @Chrissyreadit

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GingerAntics
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Chrissyreadit ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
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This reminds me of when my favourite music teacher tried to get me to actually observe the full rest by telling me the music was in the silences.
#JacquelineWoodson #BrownGirlDreaming #poetry #Joetry2021 @CBee @Chrissyreadit

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That amazing moment when you discover you‘re actually good at something.
#JacquelineWoodson #BrownGirlDreaming #poetry #Joetry2021 @CBee @Chrissyreadit

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GingerAntics
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I love that she‘s finding herself, and even getting her teacher to see her as someone with different talents from her sister.
#JacquelineWoodson #BrownGirlDreaming #poetry #Joetry2021 @CBee @Chrissyreadit

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GingerAntics
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I love this, imitating, learning from, and now comparing to Langston Hughes.
#JacquelineWoodson #BrownGirlDreaming #poetry #Joetry2021 @CBee @Chrissyreadit

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GingerAntics
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I can‘t tell if she‘s more or less excited about starting 4th grade than I was. It‘s probably more, though. I set the bar quite low.
#JacquelineWoodson #BrownGirlDreaming #poetry #Joetry2021 @CBee @Chrissyreadit