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Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Young adult poetry
Biography
History
Juvenile works
Poetry
Young adult nonfiction
Juvenile poetry
Biography Juvenile poetry
Biography Poetry
Named Person: Jacqueline Woodson; Jacqueline Woodson; Jacqueline Woodson; Jacqueline Woodson; Jacqueline Woodson; Jacqueline Woodson; A Andrae
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Woodson
ISBN: 9780399252518 0399252517
OCLC Number: 870919395
Awards: 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
Target Audience: Grades 5-8.
Description: 336 pages : illustrations, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Woodson.

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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.
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