Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

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

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698195707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 336

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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
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Parable of the Brown Girl

Parable of the Brown Girl

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

ISBN: 9781506455693

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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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.
Categories: Social Science

Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

Constructing the Adolescent Reader in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction

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

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137539243

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Chase s Calendar of Events 2016

Chase s Calendar of Events 2016

... 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

ISBN: 9781598888089

Category: Reference

Page: 752

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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.
Categories: Reference

Literature and the Arts since the 1960s

Literature and the Arts since the 1960s

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

ISBN: 9781527558083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Expanding the Foundation

Expanding the Foundation

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

ISBN: 9781475843576

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Within this book we survey and discuss the history of African American Authors of Young Adult Literature.
Categories: Education



Evidence of positive change in the country is referenced throughout Brown Girl Dreaming, too. People of all backgrounds began moving to nonsegregated neighborhoods. Great numbers of people marched for equal rights for all races.

Author: Alexis Burling

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781680797343



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This title examines the genre of nonfiction in Enchanted Air, Brown Girl Dreaming, Chasing Lincoln's Killer, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Plastic: A Toxic Love Story. It features four analysis papers that consider nonfiction, each using different critical lenses, writing techniques, or aspects of the genre. Critical thinking questions, sidebars highlighting and explaining each thesis and argument, and other possible approaches for analysis help students understand the mechanics of essay writing. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

Oscar Wilde and the Cultures of Childhood

Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming, 246. 9. Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming, 247. 10. 11. Woodson, Brown Girl Dreaming, 247. Wilde, “The Happy Prince,” in The Complete Short Stories, ed. John Sloan (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 2010), 85.

Author: Joseph Bristow

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319604114

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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This is the first collection of critical essays that explores Oscar Wilde’s interest in children’s culture, whether in relation to his famous fairy stories, his life as a caring father to two small boys, his place as a defender of children’s rights within the prison system, his fascination with youthful beauty, and his theological contemplation of what it means to be a child in the eyes of God. The collection also examines the ways in which Wilde’s works—not just his fairy stories—have been adapted for young audiences.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Teaching Literature in Times of Crisis

Teaching Literature in Times of Crisis

Brown Girl Dreaming The kind of deep listening practised in order to pick up on the content and emotional resonance of Holden Caulfield's narrative can be developed by learning to listen more empathetically to voices from the past.

Author: Sofia Ahlberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000396225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 116

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Teaching Literature in Times of Crisis looks at the range of different crises currently affecting students – from climate change and systemic racism, to the global pandemic. Addressing the impact on students’ ability and motivation to learn as well as their emotional wellbeing, this volume guides teachers toward strategies for introducing both canonical and contemporary literature in ways that demonstrate the future relevance of sophisticated and targeted literacy skills. These reading practices are invaluable for framing and critically examining the challenges associated with crisis in order to help cope with grief and as a means to impart the skills needed to deal with crisis, such as adaptability, flexibility, resilience, and resistance. Providing necessary background theory, alongside practical case studies, the book addresses: Reading practices for demonstrating how literature explores ethical issues in specific and concrete rather than abstract terms Making connections between disparate phenomena, and how literature mobilises affect in individual and collective human lives Supporting teachers in considering new, imaginative ways students can learn from literary content and form in online or remote learning environments as well as face to face Combining close and distant reading with creative and hands-on strategies, presenting the principles of a transitional pedagogy for a world in flux. This book introduces teachers to methods for reading and studying literature with the aim of strengthening and promoting resilience and resourcefulness in and out of the literature classroom and empower students as global citizens with local roles to play.
Categories: Literary Criticism