Brown Girl Dreaming

By WOODSON, Jacqueline

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ISBN
9780553397260
Publisher
Listening Library


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on December 1, 2014  |  Multimedia Review

Gr 4–7—Free verse is an effective writing style for describing dreams. Woodson's text is particularly compelling when detailing the small moments of life, such as the "Saturday night smells of biscuits and burning hair" or bemoaning the "hair ribbons that anchor (her) to childhood." And while poetry is sometimes difficult to follow on audio, this author is a masterful narrator. The sounds of the words...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2014

In this memoir in verse, Woodson offers an intimate, immediate portrait of her unfolding childhood, haunted by specters of discrimination and cheered by the comfort of family. The author's own narration, with the resonance of a storyteller, is plainly convers...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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