A top selected or recommended title by the Kansas State Reading Circle Commission.
Author: Jacqueline WOODSON
Publisher: Nancy Paulson Books
Year Reviewed:: 2015
Review: Woodson uses free verse to tell the stories of her childhood in this highly acclaimed book, which has earned multiple starred reviews. Born in 1963, Woodson portrays her growing up experiences during the civil rights movement in Greenville, South Carolina, and later Brooklyn. Her love of storytelling and her development as a writer is a central theme to this beautifully written collection of poems.