Today I recommend a book for Black History month. This is not the story of someone famous but a story of black history nonetheless.
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Woodson won the Newbery Award for this poetic memoir of her life growing up as an African-American child in the 1960s and 70s. Through her bird’s eye view, Woodson touches on the larger black experience with Jim Crow and the Civil RIghts movement. It’s all in the details and Woodson gets them just right leaving the reader with a powerful sense of the period with its joys and struggles. A must read.
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