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The Resource Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson

Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson

Label
Another Brooklyn : a novel
Title
Another Brooklyn
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Woodson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
For August, running into a long-ago friend sets in motion resonant memories and transports her to a time and a place she thought she had mislaid: 1970s Brooklyn, where friendship was everything. August, Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi shared confidences as they ambled their neighborhood streets, a place where the girls believed that they were amazingly beautiful, brilliantly talented, with a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful promise there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where mothers disappeared, where fathers found religion, and where madness was a mere sunset away. Woodson heartbreakingly illuminates the formative period when a child meets adulthood -- when precious innocence meets the all-too-real perils of growing up. --
Summary
August is 35 the year she returns to Brooklyn to bury her father, and a chance encounter with a friend in her old neighborhood prompts a flood of memories from her youth. Having moved to Brooklyn at eight, August's coming of age was marked by a search for belonging, close friendships, freedom, and the little-understood absence of her mother. Her memories explore what it was like to be an African-American girl (and teen) in the 1970s, what possibilities existed -- and what challenges. This tale of friendship, love, and loss cuts back and forth through time. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • BCALA Literary Award for Fiction, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2016
Assigning source
from book jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494582
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodson, Jacqueline
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
5.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Female friendship
  • African American women
  • Female friendship
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
Target audience
adult
Label
Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1650207
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780062359988
Lccn
2016296329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062359988
  • (OCoLC)954479641
Label
Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1650207
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780062359988
Lccn
2016296329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062359988
  • (OCoLC)954479641

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