This very special book will be found in the children’s section of the library but will have huge appeal to adults who will enjoy it on a whole different level than a child.
Brown Girl Dreaming is the story of the author’s childhood written in free verse. It touches on her ancestry and describes what it was like growing up as an African American in the 1960’s and 70’s. It is a book about family pride and community and belonging and sometimes not belonging. It is whimsical, funny and occasionally sad. A beautiful joyful book that is a treasure to read. Brown Girl Dreaming has won The National Book Award along with too many other awards to mention. Clear an afternoon and plan to read it from cover to cover, as there is no easy place to book mark this delightful memoir.