Reblog: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

I absolutely loved this memoir written in poetry when I had first read it and wanted to remind everyone of it for this year's National Poetry Month! I don't know what you're reading this April but I highly recommend brown girl dreaming if you haven't read it yet! Review: I've read a lot of memoirs, but... Continue Reading →

Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson

Review: The story is good, but it's really the writing that makes it magnificent. The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a... Continue Reading →

TTT: Top Ten New-to-Me Authors I Read for the First Time in 2016

This week's Top Ten Tuesday is about the authors each blogger discovered this year, and these are mine! I know I've gushed about their books a lot throughout the year, but this was the first year that I really made an effort to read diversely but not necessarily in a fashion tied to heritage months... Continue Reading →

TTT: Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Women’s Memoirs

This weeks Top Ten Tuesday, a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books Of X Genre (I know, I know. Picking all time faves. I'm MEAN. But I like knowing people's definitive faves). Can also break it down into sub-genre if that helps? My favorite genre is... Continue Reading →

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Review: I've read a lot of memoirs, but none that were done as a series of poems before. It really is a beautiful way to convey your story. My favorite was the first one, about the day she was born. Here's some information from the back cover: Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Week – from Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

This is an excerpt from the poem February 12, 1963:  I am born as the South explodes, too many people too many years enslaved, then emancipated but not free, the people who look like me keep fighting and marching and getting killed so  that today - February 12, 1963 and everyday from this moment on, brown... Continue Reading →

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