I read this book on a road trip and annoyed my family for many miles as I exclaimed and read paragraphs to them. And by them I mean my husband as I'm sure Groovy Girl and Teenage Boy had ear buds in. He liked what I read to him, thought it was also good but I think my exuberance for Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming was over the top for him.
I was ready to make it into a play. Even though the book is fiction it is her account of growing up and it's told in beautiful poetry. I'm not a fan of books told in verse but this one I loved. Her poems really spoke to me. Her family stories move between South Carolina and NYC during the 1960's.
Now that I've reminded myself about how much a loved reading every page of the book I may have to pick it for my 6th grade book club. I'll have to wait a book or two as we are just finishing up The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, another strong female character historical fiction for every one to read. So much book love...
and look the awards on both books.