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Another Brooklyn: A Novel (original 2016; edition 2016)

by Jacqueline Woodson (Author)

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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. --… (more)
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Title:Another Brooklyn: A Novel
Authors:Jacqueline Woodson (Author)
Info:Amistad (2016), Edition: 1St Edition, 192 pages
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Haunting. ( )
  Tosta | Jul 5, 2021 |
adult fiction (kids living close to poverty in brooklyn w/single dad, coming to terms with mom's death). ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
Woodson tells a complex story in many disconnected pieces. As far as creating character, mood, and image, she excels, though sometimes the plot is confusing and I felt like I was "missing" something several times. This is well-done, though I definitely like Brown Girl Dreaming better. 3.5 stars. ( )
  DrFuriosa | Dec 4, 2020 |

Another Brooklyn breathtaking.

A beautiful portrait of longing and memory that is as raw and sharp as it is true and tender. The rhythm of writing mirrors Brooklyn in a way that will have you finishing the pages before you are ready to let August and her story go. ( )
  ShannonRose4 | Sep 15, 2020 |

Another Brooklyn breathtaking.

A beautiful portrait of longing and memory that is as raw and sharp as it is true and tender. The rhythm of writing mirrors Brooklyn in a way that will have you finishing the pages before you are ready to let August and her story go. ( )
  ShannonRose4 | Sep 15, 2020 |
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Keep straight down this block, Then turn right where you will find A peach tree blooming. --RICHARD WRIGHT
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For Bushwick (1970--1990) In Memory
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For a long time, my mother wasn't dead yet.
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For God so loved the world, their father would say, he gave his only begotten son. But what about the daughters, I wondered. What did God do with his daughters?
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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. --

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