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"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. 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"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Adams Public Library YA Woodson (Text) 37810000053040 Young Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 12/28/2015 Available -
Adams Public Library YA Woodson (Text) 37810000059617 Young Adult Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 09/19/2018 Available -
Baker County Library 921 .W989 Woodson (Text) 37814002831072 JUV NON-FICTION Book None 11/13/2014 Available -
Baker Huntington Branch 921 .W989 Woodson (Text) 37814002854207 JUV NON-FICTION Book None 12/30/2014 Available -
Baker Richland Branch 921 .W989 Woodson (Text) 37814002854264 JUV NON-FICTION Book None 12/30/2014 Available -
Blue Mountain Community College Library 811.54 W86b (Text) 35410000159483 Main Collection Book None 12/11/2015 Available -
Cook Memorial Library - La Grande J Woodson, J (Text) 35178001475543 Juvenile Fiction Book None 10/13/2014 Available -
Enterprise Public Library J 921 Woodson (Text) 30001000273146 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book None 03/09/2017 Available -
Gilliam County Library JNF 811.54 WOOD (Text) 37823000141236 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book None 03/06/2015 Available -
Hermiston Public Library J 921 WOO (Text) 37838000739169 Juvenile Non-Fiction Book None 11/22/2014 Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399252518
  • Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014.

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Summary, etc.:
"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. 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"-- Provided by publisher.
"The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
N.L. Lexile.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Award (Author Award), 2015
Subject: Woodson, Jacqueline > Poetry.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography > Poetry.
African American women authors > Biography > Poetry.
African Americans > Juvenile literature.

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