Woodson, J. (2014). Brown girl dreaming. New York: Penguin.
Jacqueline is a young girl who uses poetic verse to tell of her travels from South Caroline to New York during the 1930s and 1970s. Her experiences with segregation and racism are evident throughout her story. There is also a mix of personal and familial issues expressed in her words during the Civil Rights Movement.
Jacqueline Woodson uses poetry to tell about her own personal experiences as a child during the Civil Rights movement.
How to Sell the Book-
This book is perfect for a student who wants to learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of a child. It is also great for students who feel disenfranchised and need inspiration.
Three Books by the Same Author-
- Between Madison And Palmetto (1993)
- Different- fiction novel about two friends
- Feathers (1992)
- Similar- same time period (1970s)
- Different- novel format; not autobiographical
- Locomotion (1990)
- Similar- written in poetic verse
- Different- not autobiographical