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Youth Book Discussion of Brown Girl Dreaming – Hybrid Format
November 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Youth Book Discussion of Brown Girl Dreaming
Saturday, November 13th at 11:00 a.m. – Hybrid Format
We’ll discuss Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Join us either in person in the Bixby Library’s Vermont Room or Zoom in from home. Books can be reserved and Zoom link sent by contacting Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 877-2211. We are currently requiring masks to be worn in the building.
Description of Brown Girl Dreaming from Goodreads:
Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, 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.