Brown Girl Dreaming
by Jacqueline Woodson
This collection of free verse poetry traces award-winning author Jaqueline Woodson’s journey as she became the writer that she is today. Starting with her birth and family roots in Ohio to her mother’s return to South Carolina to spending most of her school years in New York, these powerful poems bring to life the imagery and feelings of each of these places. It is an insightful look into her childhood and how she made her place in her family and in the world, growing into the phenomenal writer that she is today. A spectacular novel, one that will show children the power of their dreams as well as the power of words. Highly recommended for grades 4 and up.
2015 Newbery Honor Book. National Book Award Winner. Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner. Sibert Honor Book.