Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources for Brown Girl Dreaming

Use Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson to turn your read aloud or small group work into a time to improve comprehension and talk about the text in purposeful ways.

Expertly written, brown girl dreaming is the beautiful autobiography of Jacqueline Woodson. Shared in the text structure of free verse poetry, readers will begin to understand what it was like to be an African American growing up in the 1960's and 1970's. This poetic account provides the perfect vehicle for mini-lessons focused on character analysis.

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About the Book

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Title: Brown Girl Dreaming
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Genre: Autobiography, Poetry
Themes: Social Awareness, Friendship, Award Winners, Decision Making, Black History Month, Relationship Skills, Self Awareness, Women's History Month, Family, Self Management
ISBN: 9780698195707
Publisher's Summary:
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.
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