Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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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...
Publisher: New York : Listening Library, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780553397277
Branch Call Number: DOWNLOADABLE AUDIOBOOK
Characteristics: digital
Additional Contributors: Woodson, Jacqueline
Notes: Unabridged

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PimaLib_JenM Sep 21, 2018

Authors can be somewhat disappointing narrators, but Jacqueline Woodson does not disappoint. When I first started the book, I didn't think the little snippets of life could weave into a story, but I was wrong. This book is simply beautiful. Woodson picks the moments that craft a life.

TSCPL_Miranda May 12, 2018

Beautiful. I listened on audio, read by the author, and her voice brought the poetry of her words to life. Woodson's story of growing up on the cusp of the Civil Rights movement is told as a series of vignettes, rather than a linear narrative. Our young narrator goes from Ohio, to South Carolina, then to Brooklyn, sharing her observations of family, loss, and navigating a world where she has to sit at the back of the bus when she goes home to visit her grandparents. Along the way she grows into herself, finds the power of words and story telling, and keeps on dreaming of who she can become.

JCLEmilyD Jun 01, 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming is the beautiful telling of Woodson's childhood in verse.
Woodson was born in 1963 so her story is intertwined with the story of civil
rights. Woodson is a very accomplished author and poet, she's written several
children's books as well as adult novels. Woodson is a storyteller, it's her gift.
I want to read all her books!

CircMary Apr 03, 2017

This free verse gem is an extra special experience as an audiobook read by the author. As an adult reader/listener, Woodson's snatches of childhood memories will draw you in and remind you of your own special stories that need to be told.

JCLBeckyC Mar 01, 2017

I'd read this book two years ago, but this time around I tried the audiobook, read by the author, the inimitable Jacqueline Woodson. Her voice adds a richness and depth that makes the poems pop. I LOVE this audiobook, and I plan on recommending it to everyone I meet.

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Aug 05, 2016

Very Inspiringly! >for all ages.

CRRL_RebeccaP Jul 02, 2015

Read by the author, this is the amazing story of a young girl finding her place in the world, even as her physical location continues to change.

natalie_g Dec 31, 2014

Worthy of all the great reviews! Appeals to all ages. Everyone will be touched by her stories in a different way.

In her memoir, Woodson shares what it was like to grow up black in the 1960s and 1970s, during the Civil Rights movement, in both the North and the South, always supported by deep family love. Told in verse, the book also describes her joy at finding her voice through writing.

In her memoir, Woodson shares what it was like to grow up black in the 1960s and 1970s, during the Civil Rights movement, in both the North and the South, always supported by deep family love. Told in verse, the book also describes her joy at finding her voice through writing.

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