Brown Girl Dreaming

Book Verdict

Brown Girl Dreaming

by Jacqueline Woodson

First Release:

October 2014

ISBN: 9780399252518

“Our feet are beginning to belong / in two different worlds—Greenville / and New York. We don’t know how to come / home.” In lucid verse, the author depicts her fractured youth. Author’s note.

  • ISBN: 9780399252518
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Nancy Paulsen
    Page Count: 336
    Dewey Classification: 811/.54
    Accelerated Reader: Level: 5.3, Points: 5
    Scholastic Reading Counts: Level: 8.4, Points: 9
    Lexile: Level: 990L
    Awards & Honors: 2014 National Book Awards Finalist for Young People’s Literature
    SLJ Best Books 2014, Nonfiction
    Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2014, Middle-Grade Books Best Books of the Year 2014, Nonfiction Children’s Books
    PW’s Best Books of 2014, Middle Grade
    Bulletin Blue Ribbon 2014, Nonfiction
    Booklist Editors’ Choice 2014, Nonfiction, Middle Readers
    Booklist Lasting Connections 2014, Language Arts
    Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature, Best Multicultural Books of 2014
    New York Public Library, 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014, Nonfiction
    Winner, IRA Notable Books for a Global Society, 2015
    2015 Newbery Medal Honor Book
    2015 Coretta Scott King Award Winner, Author
    2015 Robert F. Sibert Medal, Honor
    Booklist Top 10 Multicultural Nonfiction & Biographies for Youth, 2015
    ALA Notable Books for Children 2015, Middle Readers
    2014 L. A. Times Book Prize Finalist, Young Adult Literature
    2015 CLA Notable Children’s Books in the English Language Arts
    BuzzFeed 2014 Best Books, Young Adult
    2014 Cybils Awards Finalist, Poetry
    New York Times Notable Children’s Books of 2014, Middle Grade
    Horn Book Fanfare List: Best Books of 2014, Nonfiction
    2015 E. B. White Read Aloud Award Winner, Middle Reader
    Capitol Choices 2015
    2015 Robert F. Sibert Award Honor Book
    2015 Claudia Lewis Award, Older Readers
    Genre: Nonfic
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