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Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson

This verse novel explores the author’s childhood in South Carolina and New York in the 1960s and 1970s: Growing up as an African American woman both with the aftermath of Jim Crow laws and the beginning Civil Rights movement. Her poems feature topics of racism, religion, spiritualism, family, history and the power of memory, storytelling, hope, hardship, identity, age and ageing.

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Woodson, Jacqueline. Brown Girl Dreaming. Puffin, 2016. 368 pp., ISBN 9780147515827

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