Book Club - brown girl dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

This book takes me back to standing in a New York City bookstore.
I remember been drawn to this book by the cover and the torn paper edges and so it was purchased! In New York with love...

This is an autobiography by Jacqueline as an african american girl growing up in the 60s and 70s.

Due to how the book is wrote, very much in a poetic form it did take me some time to get into it!
After a while I finally found the 'story' and was drawn into Jacqueline's family and the love that was around them, I loved hearing more about her Grandparents and how their hardships because of the colour of their skin just made them stronger.
I really enjoyed reading Jacqueline as a teenager and how growing up in such an important era of change affected her, but how she just knew that she was to become a writer! 


This book has won many awards and deservedly so!

I remember studying Maya Angelou - I know why the caged bird sings at school and it having a huge impact on me and the history of cultures.
I do believe brown girl dreaming is a great book for children to read to understand how much the world around us has changed towards race and religion.

Matilda is always on hand to help out with photo bombing on most occasions! Always a bonus when she adds muddy paw prints too... Life with puddy cats...


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