Another Brooklyn (Jacqueline Woodson)

"I know now that what is tragic isn’t the moment. It is the memory.”

"I know now that what is tragic isn’t the moment. It is the memory.”

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.

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