A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Red at the Bone, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Red at the Bone, 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. A National Book Award Winner A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Award Winner Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, 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
Author: Khristi Lauren AdamsPublish On: 2020-02-04
The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color Khristi Lauren Adams. 33 Surviving R. Kelly, episode 4, “The People vs. R. Kelly,” produced by dream hampton, Tamara Simmons, Joel Karlsberg, and Jesse Daniels, aired January 4, 2019, on Lifetime, ...
Author: Khristi Lauren Adams
Publisher: Fortress Press
Category: Social Science
The stories of girls of color are often overlooked, unseen, and ignored rather than valued and heard. In Parable of the Brown Girl, minister and youth advocate Khristi Lauren Adams introduces readers to the resilience, struggle, and hope held within these stories. Instead of relegating these young women of color to the margins, Adams bring their stories front and center where they belong. By sharing encounters she's had with girls of color that revealed profound cultural and theological truths, Adams magnifies the struggles, dreams, wisdom, and dignity of these voices. Thought-provoking and inspirational, Parable of the Brown Girl is a powerful example of how God uses the narratives we most often ignore to teach us the most important lessons in life. It's time to pay attention.
Author: Elisabeth Rose GrunerPublish On: 2019-05-17
Brown Girl Dreaming is, of course, a very different novel than Long Division. A novel in verse, it engages with the author's own history to tell the story of her gradual coming into her writerly identity.
Author: Elisabeth Rose Gruner
Category: Literary Criticism
This book examines the way young adult readers are constructed in a variety of contemporary young adult fictions, arguing that contemporary young adult novels depict readers as agents. Reading, these novels suggest, is neither an unalloyed good nor a dangerous ploy, but rather an essential, occasionally fraught, by turns escapist and instrumental, deeply pleasurable, and highly contentious activity that has value far beyond the classroom skills or the specific content it conveys. After an introductory chapter that examines the state of reading and young adult fiction today, the book examines novels that depict reading in school, gendered and racialized reading, reading magical and religious books, and reading as a means to developing civic agency. These examinations reveal that books for teens depict teen readers as doers, and suggest that their ability to read deeply, critically, and communally is crucial to the development of adolescent agency.
... Andy Weir Young Adult: The Darkest Part of the Forest, Holly Black E.B. White Read-Aloud Award—Middle Reader: Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson E.B. White Read-Aloud Award—Picture Book: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Mac Barnett, ...
Author: Editors of Chase's
Publisher: Bernan Press
Chase's Calendar of Events is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference available on special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries, astronomical phenomena, and more. Published since 1957, Chase's is the only guide to special days, weeks, and months.
Author: Jorge Almeida e PinhoPublish On: 2020-08-13
Brown Girl Dreaming is not conceived as a political tool in hands of any movement, but as a real account of Woodson's personal childhood ... Whilst Woodson definitely partakes of the female tradition of restoring cultural memories, ...
Author: Jorge Almeida e Pinho
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This collection of essays focuses on addressing the imaginative wake of the rebellious late 1960s, with a particular, but not exclusive, focus on word-and-image relations. The volume showcases and discusses the impact of such processes on literature and the arts of that mythologized historical period. It explores the impact of its defining causes, hopes and regrets on the creative imagination. The awakening moment for that extraordinary momentous period in the global socio-political memory was May 1968, which came to be seen as the culmination and epitome of a series of processes involving protest, and the affirmation of previously silent or subaltern causes. Such processes and causes were predicated on challenges to established powers and mindsets, and hence on demands for change, which have had rich consequences in literature and the arts.
Brown girl dreaming: A ghost story in the postcolonial goth tradition. Children's Literature Association Quarterly, 41(4), 403–419. Howard, K. (2017). Collage, confession, and crisis in Jacqueline Woodson's Brown girl dreaming.
Author: Steven T. Bickmore
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Within this book we survey and discuss the history of African American Authors of Young Adult Literature.
Author: William Boerman-CornellPublish On: 2022-12-15
One of the poems that comprise brown girl dreaming evokes a peaceful comfort with the world. That poem, titled “Home,” describes the moment that the main character's mother is welcomed back into her parent's home, the warmth of her ...
Author: William Boerman-Cornell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
This book offers revolutionary approaches to in-class discussions about young adult literature. It shows teachers how to think more widely than the themes of a book to consider how they might operate as prayers of lament, yearning, anger, confession, thankfulness, reconciliation, joy, obedience, pilgrimage, contemplation, and equanimity. It also offers a variety of ways for classroom discussion to consider a representative sentence or two from a young adult novel, and from that allow students to connect to linked passages in the rest of the novel. These approaches for classroom discussion are drawn from a variety of contemplative traditions, including Jewish and Christian faith traditions and include florilegium, lectio divina, PaRDeS, Ignatian Imagination, havruta, and marginalia. Drawing from a range of in-class experiences, the authors explain each approach in the context of twelve popular and critically interesting young adult novels including The Hate U Give, Long Way Down, Speak, The Poet X, The Fault in our Stars, Brown Girl Dreaming, and others. This book will transform discussions that are disconnected from the book, lacking in relevance, or missing the energy that drives good conversation into meaningful and energetic class discussions that students and teachers alike will value.
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