We welcome back National Book Award–winning author (Brown Girl Dreaming) Jacqueline Woodson for Another Brooklyn on Friday, September 9, at 7 pm. Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. Woodson's first adult novel in 20 years heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood— with the promise and peril of growing up— and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives. From picture books through children's and young adult novels, Jacqueline Woodson has created an incredible set of award-winning books. We're thrilled to see her return to adult literature.
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A New York Times Bestseller and National Book Award Winner
Jacqueline Woodson, the acclaimed author of Another Brooklyn, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.
Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Star and Crossroads, patches with secret meanings made into quilts called Show Ways -- maps for slaves to follow to freedom.