Brown Girl Dreaming


Author: Jacqueline Woodson


WOODSON, Jacqueline. Brown Girl Dreaming. [NY]: Penguin [2014]. 8vo, [xiv] 337pp. Brown boards with spine stamped in gold. Turquoise endpapers. A fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (no medal affixed). Signed by the author, Jacqueline Woodson.

First edition. 2015 Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award Winner! 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, every 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.