Brown Girl Dreaming

Written by Jacqueline Woodson

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, each 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

Age Range 10 - 12 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
368
Publisher
Puffin
Grade Level 5th - 7th
ISBN
9780147515827
Lexile 990
Themes