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Brown Girl Dreaming

ISBN-10: 0147515823
ISBN-13: 9780147515827
Author: Woodson, Jacqueline
Interest Level: 5-10
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Publication Date: October 2016

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 368


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Interest Level

Grades 5-10

Reading Level

Lexile: 990L
Accelerated Reader Level: 5.3
Accelerated Reader Points: 5.0

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women

JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism

Description
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.
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