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By Jacqueline Woodson
National Book AwardFinalist
New York Times Bestseller
The acclaimed New York Times
bestselling and National Book Award winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming
delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.
Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything until it wasn t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant a part of a future that belonged to them.
But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.
Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner
and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina
, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn
heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood the promise and peril of growing up and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.
About the Author
Jacqueline Woodson was awarded Newbery honors for her books Feathers
and Show Way
and was a National Book Award finalist for her books Hush
; the latter also received a Coretta Scott King Honor, as did her books I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This
and From the Notebooks Of Melanin Sun
. Miracle's Boys
won the Coretta Scott King Award.
- ISBN: 9780062359988
- Publisher: Amistad Press (2016)
- Hardcover: 192 Pages
- Language: English