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The Resource Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn

Label
Another Brooklyn
Title
Another Brooklyn
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Jacqueline Woodson
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Language
eng
Summary
A Finalist for the 2016 National Book AwardNew York Times Bestseller A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives
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
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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
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BT
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
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Another Brooklyn
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OVERDRIVE:d4cdbb68-1010-4718-8447-0675d6969883
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780062446329
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Another Brooklyn
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:d4cdbb68-1010-4718-8447-0675d6969883
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780062446329
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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