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Brown Girl Dreaming

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jacqueline Woodson

Narrated By: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: August 2014

Duration: 3 hours 55 minutes


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 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


  • naela thornton

    Loved the story this book had to tell and the descriptive language!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Kisa M

    THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Carolina Melchi

    This book sucks is so boring nothing keeps you on the edge of your seat .and I'm bound the hole time it's being read

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

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