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  • 107 of 119 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library J811.5 W (Text) 39493107612154 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Jackson County Public Library J811.5 W (Text) 39493107729115 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -
Macon County Public Library J811.5 W (Text) 39493107827760 Juvenile Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399252518
  • ISBN: 0399252517
  • Physical Description: 336 pages : illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]

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Summary, etc.:
"Jacqueline Woodson, one of today's finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become. Praise for Jacqueline Woodson: Ms. Woodson writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story, but a mature exploration of grown-up issues and self-discovery"-The New York Times Book Review"-- Provided by publisher.
"The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Middle School.
990L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.3 5 168140.
Awards Note:
Coretta Scott King Award.
National Book Award.
Newbery Honor Award.
Subject: Woodson, Jacqueline > Poetry.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography > Poetry.
African American women authors > Biography > Poetry.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Autobiographies.
Poetry.

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