I was so taken with this book, brown girl dreaming by Jaqueline Woodson, that I decided to try my hand at free verse while writing about this book. I have no idea how to format poems correctly on WordPress. I type it in one way, but when I “publish” it looks different. If anyone has any suggestions, please send them my way.
Several friends brightened up at the mention of this book. I only wanted to taste it, but within hours, only a morsel remained.
Is it the luscious words that lured me in? Is it the poignant paraphrasing of an indelible time? Is it Jacqueline’s voice weaving, warbling through the tales of her life?
I only know that this remarkable poetic novel will be purchased, not borrowed, remembered, not forgotten.
brown girl dreaming…a mentor text, a memorable read, a memorial to family and freedom.
Your words live on and inspire, Jacqueline Woodson!