Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

Series: Audio Favorites, Audio Favorites: For Mama
Tags: Episode 132, Episode 132 Middle Grade, Episode 68, Episode 71, girls books teens, Poetry & Verse
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Year: 2016
ASIN: 0147515823
ISBN: 0147515823


My favorite novel in verse. This book makes me want to write poetry, but mostly it just leaves me gobsmacked with what a good story and beautiful language can do to the heart. Especially wonderful on audio.

Recommended for ages 12+.


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.

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