U.S.A. / 2016
This is Jacqueline Woodson's very first novel for adults! It was released just 11 days ago. It is about a group of black girls coming of age in Brooklyn during the 1970s. Roxanne Gay called it, "A love letter to black girlhood." I really want to read this book. Black girlhood is such a profound and devastating experience. Its idiosyncrasies need to be documented. I'm so glad that Woodson does this very important work. I loved Brown Girl Dreaming, and so did my high school students. Woodson has a lyrical way of writing prose. Her sentences really pack punches.