The Resource Brown girl dreaming
- Brown girl dreaming
- Statement of responsibility
- Jacqueline Woodson
- "Jacqueline 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"--
- "The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South"--
- South Carolina -- History -- 20th century
- African American children -- Biography
- Civil Rights Movement
- Biographies -- Arts | Writing | Authors and illustrators
- Biographies -- Identity | Africans and African Americans
- Women authors, American
- Narrative nonfiction for kids and teens
- African American women
- Growing up -- South Carolina -- Personal narratives
- Autobiographies and memoirs
- ALA Notable Children's Book, 2015
- Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2014
- Claudia Lewis Award, 2015.
- Coretta Scott King Award, Author Category, 2015.
- E.B. White Read-Aloud Awards, Middle Reader (formerly Indies' Choice Book Awards, Middle Reader), 2015.
- Land of Enchantment Book Award (New Mexico): Lizards (Grades 6-8), 2017.
- National Book Award for Young People's Literature, 2014.
- Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015.
- School Library Journal Best Books: Nonfiction, 2014
- Street Lit Book Award Medal: Young Adult, 2016.
- Biography type
- Cataloging source
- Dewey number
- no index present
- LC call number
- LC item number
- Z46 2014
- Literary form
- non fiction
- Target audience
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