#SipandRead: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

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Title: Brown Girl Dreaming

Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publication Date: 2014

Photo Filter: Hipstamatic Ina's 1982 Film with Loftus Lens

Sipping: Morning coffee from my (ginormous) Gilmore Girls themed Dragonfly Inn mug

Instagram Post: November 17, 2016

Brown Girl Dreaming is a memoir in poetry about Woodson growing up in the south during the 60s and 70s. The writing is beautiful and powerful, and I began reading this book to my oldest sometime last year. Unfortunately, she quickly lost interest in her young age. Poetry, for her I believe, must still be in couplets or rhyme. But I became very attached to the woman telling the story about the little girl. Leaving a book to be unread is a sadness I face as a reader because there are so many good books. I'm excited for my future self that has already experienced this finished book. 

Jacqueline Woodson also wrote Another Brooklyn and Feathers



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Black & Bookish is the brainchild of Antoinette Scully, educator and lover of all things bookish. She is on a quest to guide the authors of tomorrow into the bookstores of today. When she's not hanging out online, she's living it up as the mother of two rambunctious girls and wife of a local filmmaker.