Monday, December 8, 2014

Middle School Monday: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Jackie Woodson grew up in New York City and in South Carolina. She was a child during the 1960s and was an eye witness to how the country was being asked to change by the Civil Rights Movement. She was also a kid who enjoyed eating at her best friend's house for dinner and listening to her grandparents tell stories. Jackie Woodson grows up to be one of the most important writers for children and teens, and Brown Girl Dreaming is the story of the girl that she started out as.

You might have heard a little bit about this book as it just won the National Book Award for Young People's Literature! We think it's also going to be in the running for a lot of other shiny award stickers on its cover because this book is something special. It's written in verse, but her words are so vivid that it transports you just as much as the most descriptive prose out there. She does SO much with just a few words.

Some books feel like a time machine, you just open the cover and step right in. Jacqueline Woodson's memoir is just like that. This is one story about growing up that is going to stick in your heart and your brain. Check it out today and be in the know when this book racks up even more awards this spring!

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