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  • ISBN: 9780399252518
  • ISBN: 0399252517
  • Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]

Contents / Notes

Family tree. Part I. I am born -- Part II. The stories of South Carolina run like rivers -- Part III. Followed the sky's mirrored constellation to freedom -- Part IV. Deep in my heart, I do believe -- Part V. Ready to change the world. -- Author's note -- Thankfuls -- Family photos.
Summary, etc.:
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 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.
Target Audience:
Grades 5-8.
National Book Award Winner, Young People's Literature, 2014
Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner, 2015
Newbery Honor, 2015
Boston Globe/Horn Book Nonfiction Honor, 2015
Subject: Woodson, Jacqueline > Biography.
Woodson, Jacqueline > Juvenile poetry.
Woodson, Jacqueline > Poetry.
Woodson, Jacqueline.
Woodson, Jacqueline > Poetry.
African American women authors > Biography > Juvenile poetry.
Identity (Psychology) in children > Juvenile poetry.
Identity (Psychology) in children > Biography.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century > Juvenile poetry.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century > Biography.
Children > Books and reading > Juvenile poetry.
Children > Books and reading > Biography.
United States > Social conditions > 1960-1980 > Juvenile poetry.
United States > Social conditions > 1960-1980 > Biography.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Literary.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Biography & Autobiography > Women.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Social Issues > Prejudice & Racism.
Amerikanisches Englisch
American authors > Poetry.
African American authors > Poetry.
Women authors > Poetry.
Women > Biography > Poetry.
African Americans > Biography > Poetry.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography > Poetry.
African American women authors > Biography > Poetry.
Coretta Scott King Award.
Genre: Young adult poetry.

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