Jacqueline Woodson/Brown Girl Dreaming

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Noted children’s author Jacqueline Woodson has won the 2014 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for her book, Brown Girl Dreaming.

She 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.

Listen below to a video of the author reading from her book!