For dreamers wondering where their dreams can take them, Jacqueline Woodson shows the way. Spare, elegant, accessible poems tell the story of her own life and family, and her early dreams of being a story teller.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson won the 2014 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. J 811.54 WOO Grades 5-8 This stunning memoir of her childhood in Ohio, South Carolina and New York City is told in poems. Through her memories, the reader sees the problems of segregation in the South in the 1960's and the realities of moving north for a better life. We also are transported to warm family moments. This is truly a memorable and enjoyable read!