Brown Girl Dreaming

  • by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Narrated by Jacqueline Woodson
  • 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
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. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.


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Amazingly poetic read!! A must for anyone craving unique and long-lasting imagery! A book for the senses.
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- jbender

Outstanding book!

I don't usually like books of poetry but Jacqueline Woodson's book Brown Girl Dreaming captivated me and hooked me from the very first poem. I really enjoyed that she narrated her own book because it made me feel even more connected to her. It is definitely worth a lesson!
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- Amanda Howard

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2014
  • Publisher: Listening Library