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Another Brooklyn

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Another Brooklyn

By Jacqueline Woodson

Amistad Press, Hardcover, 9780062359988, 192pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 2016

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A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

New York Times Bestseller

A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything--until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant--a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood--the promise and peril of growing up--and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.



About the Author
Jacqueline Woodson was awarded Newbery honors for her books Feathers and Show Way and was a National Book Award finalist for her books Hush and Locomotion; the latter also received a Coretta Scott King Honor, as did her books I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This and From the Notebooks Of Melanin Sun. Miracle's Boys won the Coretta Scott King Award.


NPR
Friday, Oct 14, 2016

Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature in 2014 for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and is a finalist for another NBA this year. Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2014. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016

Best known for her kids' and young adult books, Woodson has written her first adult novel in 20 years. Another Brooklyn is a dreamlike narrative about friendship, memory and dealing with death. More at NPR.org

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NPR
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2016

The National Book Award winner's new novel is based in part on her memories of growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s. Woodson describes the teen years as an "amazing and urgent moment" in life. More at NPR.org

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