Brown Girl Dreaming

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Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

By Jaqueline Woodson

Ever wonder what it's like to grow up as a black woman during the Civil Rights Movement? Jaqueline (Jackie) Amanda Woodson does. By reading this anthology of poems/memoir about Jaqueline's life, you can get a view of black culture in the 60s and 70s. The message is portrayed in an intriguing way, by writing poetry about her life. This is definetely a book has an interesting plot and message to convey.

The story takes place in New York and South Carolina in the 60s and 70s. Jaqueline or Jackie is a young black woman struggling to understand the world.

Jaqueline Woodson reading a poem out her memoir

Her poetry reflects the pride she takes in being African American. Yet throughout the whole book, you can feel a deep emotion that was written with the poem.

Her sister, Odella and her brother, Hope both have a special talent. It isn't until later on in her life does Jaqueline realize her talent is writing.

On August 6th, 1965, blacks were given the right to vote. But not just blacks, it was everyone. Although Brown Girl Dreaming does not talk much about these issues, she talks about what life was growing up in the 60s as a black woman. It was very intriguing for me to see what it was like and I had a lot of fun learning about it. So if you're one to love learning about social injustice issues, then Brown Girl Dreaming is perfect for you.

Jaqueline Woodson

Rebecca Franko


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