Jacqueline Woodson | Brown Girl Dreaming

Recorded Apr 29, 2015
Direct Download: 20150429-jacquel.mp3
The author of more than two dozen books for young adults, Jacqueline Woodson has won three Newbery Honors, a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors, as well as the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. Her books confront difficult subjects, including teen pregnancy, drug addiction, gender identity, and juvenile crime, with a gentle hand and lyrical prose. In Brown Girl Dreaming, Woodson tells the moving story of her childhood in poems, “offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story . . . but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery” (The New York Times Book Review).

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