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Another Brooklyn (Large Print / Library Binding)

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Do not be fooled by the length of this book, it is short but powerful.  It brought me right into the world of a young African-American girl and her friends in language that is both compact and lyrical. Publishers Weekly gave Another Brooklyn a well-deserved star review and said: “Woodson…combines grit and beauty in a series of stunning vignettes, painting a vivid mural of what it was like to grow up African-American in Brooklyn during the 1970s…Woodson draws on all the senses to trace the milestones in a woman’s life and how her early experiences shaped her identity.” It is a book that will stay  with me for a long time.

— Rene

There is a hypnotic quality to Jacqueline Woodson's beautiful novel of four girls navigating Brooklyn in the '70's. Their confidence and bravura, vulnerability and fear, their loyalty to and love for one another, all told by August, in real time and flashbacks, as she tries to find her own way through. I couldn't help thinking of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, that other great girl-coming-of-age story set in the same place in the early 20th century and touching on some of the same themes. I'm grateful to Jacqueline Woodson for this lovely and haunting story.

— Sarah

August 2016 Indie Next List

“National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson has crafted a beautiful, heart-wrenching novel of a young girl's coming-of-age in Brooklyn. Effortlessly weaving poetic prose, Woodson tells the story of the relationships young women form, their yearning to belong, and the bonds that are created - and broken. Brooklyn itself is a vivid character in this tale -- a place at first harsh, but one that becomes home and plays a role in each character's future. Woodson is one of the most skilled storytellers of our day, and I continue to love and devour each masterpiece she creates!”
— Nicole Yasinsky (E), The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis, TN

Product Details
ISBN: 9781410494603
ISBN-10: 1410494608
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date: March 21st, 2017
Pages: 234
Language: English