Another Brooklyn Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Another Brooklyn


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062446329

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Another Brooklyn Book Description :

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. Like Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

Another Brooklyn Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Another Brooklyn


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-02-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786070852

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Another Brooklyn Book Description :

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNING AUTHOR A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NOVEL OF 2016 | SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2016 FROM THE WINNER OF THE ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD 2018 They used to be inseparable. They used to be young, brave and brilliant – amazingly beautiful and terrifyingly alone. August, Sylvia, Angela and Gigi shared everything: songs, secrets, fears and dreams. But 1970s Brooklyn was also a dangerous place, where grown men reached for innocent girls, where mothers disappeared and futures vanished at the turn of a street corner. Another Brooklyn is a heartbreaking and exquisitely written novel about a fleeting friendship that united four young lives, from one of our most gifted novelists.

Another Brooklyn Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

Another Brooklyn


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: African American women
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN 10 : 0606403604

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Another Brooklyn Book Description :

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything-until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood

Brown Girl Dreaming Book
Score: 4
From 77 Ratings

Brown Girl Dreaming


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698195707

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Brown Girl Dreaming Book Description :

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, 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

Can I Touch Your Hair  Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Can I Touch Your Hair


  • Author : Irene Latham
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books (R)
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 39
  • ISBN 10 : 9781512404425

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Can I Touch Your Hair Book Description :

How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book
Score: 4.5
From 223 Ratings

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


  • Author : Betty Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2006-05-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061120077

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book Description :

The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the century, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is a poignant and moving tale filled with compassion and cruelty, laughter and heartache, crowded with life and people and incident. The story of young, sensitive, and idealistic Francie Nolan and her bittersweet formative years in the slums of Williamsburg has enchanted and inspired millions of readers for more than sixty years. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the daily experiences of the unforgettable Nolans are raw with honesty and tenderly threaded with family connectedness -- in a work of literary art that brilliantly captures a unique time and place as well as incredibly rich moments of universal experience.

Brooklyn Book
Score: 3.5
From 147 Ratings

Brooklyn


  • Author : Colm Toibin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-09-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501106477

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Brooklyn Book Description :

Colm Tóibín’s New York Times bestselling novel—soon to be a film starring Saoirse Ronan and Jim Broadbent from the award-winning team that produced An Education—is “a moving, deeply satisfying read” (Entertainment Weekly) about a young Irish immigrant in Brooklyn in the early 1950s. “One of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary literature” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following World War Two. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future. Author “Colm Tóibín…is his generation’s most gifted writer of love’s complicated, contradictory power” (Los Angeles Times). “Written with mesmerizing power and skill” (The Boston Globe), Brooklyn is a “triumph…One of those magically quiet novels that sneak up on readers and capture their imaginations” (USA TODAY).

Motherless Brooklyn Book
Score: 4
From 39 Ratings

Motherless Brooklyn


  • Author : Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2014-08-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571317899

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Motherless Brooklyn Book Description :

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN IS RELEASED IN CINEMAS NOVEMBER 2019 Lionel Essrog, a.k.a. the Human Freakshow, is a victim of Tourette's syndrome (an uncontrollable urge to shout out nonsense, touch every surface in reach, rearrange objects). Local tough guy Frank Minna hires the adolescent Lionel and three other orphans from St Vincent's Home for Boys and grooms them to become the Minna Men, a fly-by-night detective-agency-cum-limoservice. Then one terrible day Frank is murdered, and Lionel must become a real detective. With crackling dialogue, a dazzling evocation of place, and a plot which mimics Tourette's itself in its freshness and capacity to shock, Motherless Brooklyn is a bravura performance: funny, tense, touching, and extravagant.

Red at the Bone Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

Red at the Bone


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525535294

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Red at the Bone Book Description :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR "A spectacular novel that only this legend can pull off." -Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of HOW TO BE AN ANTIRACIST, in The Atlantic "An exquisite tale of family legacy….The power and poetry of Woodson’s writing conjures up Toni Morrison." – People "In less than 200 sparsely filled pages, this book manages to encompass issues of class, education, ambition, racial prejudice, sexual desire and orientation, identity, mother-daughter relationships, parenthood and loss….With Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson has indeed risen — even further into the ranks of great literature." – NPR "This poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and legacy, will resonate with mothers and daughters." –Tayari Jones, bestselling author of AN AMERICAN MARRIAGE, in O Magazine An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson's taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place. Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they