As you know, I have been trying this new thing for me where I tell you about a book I loved and share a free ebook link to that book if possible.
This book was meant for last week, but I changed it last minute. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson is an autobiography of the author’s life. I found impressive, in my opinion, that Jacqueline Woodson managed to write the whole thing in verse, which made it more readable to the audience to which this novel is targeted, young adult and children. I’m not shocked that it won so many awards.
I am born on a Tuesday at University Hospital
a country caught
between Black and White.
I am born not long from the time
or far from the place
worked the deep rich land
dawn till dusk
drank cool water from scooped-out gourds
looked up and followed
the sky’s mirrored constellation
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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