Blog Tour: “Another Brooklyn” by Jacqueline Woodson

Another Brooklyn by writer and poet Jacqueline Woodson is a new novel about a girl and her friends in 1970s Brooklyn. The story begins when August returns to Brooklyn for her father’s funeral. Seeing an old friend on the subway sparks her memories of childhood, told through Woodson’s ethereal and poetic language.  It feels as ifRead more

“Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson

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Even when my girls were little, we’d go down there, my grandmother tells us.  And people’d be marching. The marching didn’t just start yesterday. Police with those dogs, scared everybody near to death.  Just once I let my girls march.   Brown Girl Dreaming is an autobiographical memoir in verse about the author’s childhood inRead more

“The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman’s latest novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, opens as the narrator returns to his childhood home for a funeral.  He slips away from the crowd and is visited by memories of the past.  When the narrator was a child, his parents struggled with money, and took in a boarder whoRead more

“Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed” by Ray Bradbury

When I was in around third or fourth grade, I read a story in a textbook that captured my imagination and helped me discover a lifelong love of reading.  Like most stories that one reads in school as a child, it faded in my memory, even though it played an important role in my life. Read more