Brown Girl Dreaming Book
Score: 4
From 85 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 Excerpt :

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

Brown Girl Dreaming Book
Score: 4
From 83 Ratings

Brown Girl Dreaming


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780147515827

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Brown Girl Dreaming Excerpt :

Jacqueline Woodson's National Book Award and Newbery Honor winner is a powerful memoir that tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. A President Obama "O" Book Club pick 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. Includes 7 additional poems, including "Brown Girl Dreaming." 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

Brown Girl Dreaming Book
Score: 4
From 86 Ratings

Brown Girl Dreaming


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-08-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399252518

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Brown Girl Dreaming Excerpt :

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

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox


  • Author : Danielle Daniel
  • Publisher : Groundwood Books Ltd
  • Release Date : 2015-07-25
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554987511

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Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox Excerpt :

In this introduction to the Anishinaabe tradition of totem animals, young children explain why they identify with different creatures such as a deer, beaver or moose. Delightful illustrations show the children wearing masks representing their chosen animal, while the few lines of text on each page work as a series of simple poems throughout the book. In a brief author’s note, Danielle Daniel explains the importance of totem animals in Anishinaabe culture and how they can also act as animal guides for young children seeking to understand themselves and others.

How I Discovered Poetry Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

How I Discovered Poetry


  • Author : Marilyn Nelson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-01-14
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101635391

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How I Discovered Poetry Excerpt :

A powerful and thought-provoking Civil Rights era memoir from one of America’s most celebrated poets. Looking back on her childhood in the 1950s, Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Marilyn Nelson tells the story of her development as an artist and young woman through fifty eye-opening poems. Readers are given an intimate portrait of her growing self-awareness and artistic inspiration along with a larger view of the world around her: racial tensions, the Cold War era, and the first stirrings of the feminist movement. A first-person account of African-American history, this is a book to study, discuss, and treasure.

Feathers Book
Score: 4
From 59 Ratings

Feathers


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 148
  • ISBN 10 : 0142411981

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Feathers Excerpt :

When a new, white student nicknamed "The Jesus Boy" joins her sixth grade class in the winter of 1971, Frannie's growing friendship with him makes her start to see some things in a new light.

Moo Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Moo


  • Author : Sharon Creech
  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Release Date : 2021-04-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781913101268

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Moo Excerpt :

Following a family move to Maine, twelve-year-old Reena has no idea what to expect. She hopes it's going to be beaches, blueberries and all the lobster she can eat. She certainly doesn't expect to suddenly be put in charge of a menagerie of animals, belonging to the irascible Mrs Falala, who not only has a fast-wheeling pig, a secretive snake, but the most ornery cow she ever thought to meet. A wonderfully funny, moving story of one family's move to the country, and the challenges they face.

Locomotion Book
Score: 4
From 199 Ratings

Locomotion


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-12-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440695889

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Locomotion Excerpt :

Finalist for the National Book Award When Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of people want boys-not foster boys that ain't babies." But Lonnie hasn't given up. His foster mother, Miss Edna, is growing on him. She's already raised two sons and she seems to know what makes them tick. And his teacher, Ms. Marcus, is showing him ways to put his jumbled feelings on paper. Told entirely through Lonnie's poetry, we see his heartbreak over his lost family, his thoughtful perspective on the world around him, and most of all his love for Lili and his determination to one day put at least half of their family back together. Jacqueline Woodson's poignant story of love, loss, and hope is lyrically written and enormously accessible.

Coming on Home Soon Book
Score: 4
From 51 Ratings

Coming on Home Soon


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-10-12
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593353783

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Coming on Home Soon Excerpt :

Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.

Another Brooklyn Book
Score: 4
From 53 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 Excerpt :

A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award New York Times Bestseller A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017 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.

Each Kindness Book
Score: 4.5
From 84 Ratings

Each Kindness


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-10-23
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593353752

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Each Kindness Excerpt :

WINNER OF A CORETTA SCOTT KING HONOR AND THE JANE ADDAMS PEACE AWARD! Each kindness makes the world a little better This unforgettable book is written and illustrated by the award-winning team that created The Other Side and the Caldecott Honor winner Coming On Home Soon. With its powerful anti-bullying message and striking art, it will resonate with readers long after they've put it down. Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her friends, they reject her. Eventually Maya stops coming to school. When Chloe's teacher gives a lesson about how even small acts of kindness can change the world, Chloe is stung by the lost opportunity for friendship, and thinks about how much better it could have been if she'd shown a little kindness toward Maya.

Miracle s Boys Book
Score: 4
From 11 Ratings

Miracle s Boys


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-06-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101077061

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Miracle s Boys Excerpt :

From a three-time Newbery Honor author, a novel that was awarded the 2001 Coretta Scott King award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize For Lafayette and his brothers, the challenges of growing up in New York City are compounded by the facts that they've lost their parents and it's up to eldest brother Ty'ree to support the boys, and middle brother Charlie has just returned home from a correctional facility. Lafayette loves his brothers and would do anything if they could face the world as a team. But even though Ty'ree cares, he's just so busy with work and responsibility. And Charlie's changed so much that his former affection for his little brother has turned to open hostility. Now, as Lafayette approaches 13, he needs the guidance and answers only his brothers can give him. The events of one dramatic weekend force the boys to make the choice to be there for each other--to really see each other--or to give in to the pain and problems of every day.

Harbor Me Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Harbor Me


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525515135

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Harbor Me Excerpt :

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories. It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them--everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives.

Show Way Book
Score: 4
From 49 Ratings

Show Way


  • Author : Jacqueline Woodson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2005-09-08
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525517467

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Show Way Excerpt :

Winner of a Newbery Honor! Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways -- maps for slaves to follow to freedom. When she grew up and had a little girl, she passed on this knowledge. And generations later, Soonie -- who was born free -- taught her own daughter how to sew beautiful quilts to be sold at market and how to read. From slavery to freedom, through segregation, freedom marches and the fight for literacy, the tradition they called Show Way has been passed down by the women in Jacqueline Woodson's family as a way to remember the past and celebrate the possibilities of the future. Beautifully rendered in Hudson Talbott's luminous art, this moving, lyrical account pays tribute to women whose strength and knowledge illuminate their daughters' lives.

Parent Like It Matters Book

Parent Like It Matters


  • Author : Janice Johnson Dias, PhD
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9781984819642

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Parent Like It Matters Excerpt :

An accessible blueprint to embolden our daughters to be critical thinkers, fearless doers, and joyful change agents for our future—from the proud mother of teen activist Marley Dias, founder of 1000BLACKGIRLBOOKS. “A powerful resource for caregivers trying to raise courageous girls . . . It’s my go-to and my how-to.”—Kwame Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Light for the World to See Renowned sociologist Dr. Janice Johnson Dias has devoted her life to nurturing and training girls to become change-makers—whether through her investment in her daughter Marley’s humanitarian projects or through her work with the GrassROOTS Community Foundation’s “SuperCamp.” In these unprecedented times, her work has never been more urgent, as parents find themselves asking: How do we teach our children to change the world? Dr. Johnson Dias knows that self-realized girls are created through intentional parenting. And so she asks parents to make deliberate choices—from babyhood through adolescence—that will give their girls the resources and foundation to take hold of their own futures and to create sustainable social change. Unlike other parenting experts, Dr. Johnson Dias doesn’t urge parents to focus solely on their children. Instead, she tasks them with a personal challenge: to find their own joy. Just as Dr. Johnson Dias brings her own jubilant passion to parenting, mentoring, and teaching, she inspires caregivers to do the same. Using cutting-edge research and Dr. Johnson Dias’s own experiences, Parent Like It Matters offers information and strategies for making discussions of racism and sexism a daily practice, identifying heroes and mentors, educating yourselves together, and uncovering your girl’s passions and what issues drive her the most. Parenting is enormous work; it can be as overwhelming as it is fulfilling. Within the pages of Parent Like It Matters, parents will find the invaluable tools they need to raise resilient, optimistic