The Resource Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson

Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson

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Another Brooklyn : a novel
Title
Another Brooklyn
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Woodson
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 everythinguntil 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, brillianta 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 adulthoodthe promise and peril of growing upand exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives." --Publisher's description
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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10494582
Cataloging source
B@L
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Woodson, Jacqueline
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • African American women
  • Female friendship
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
one color
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn953998602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062446329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D4CDBB68-1010-4718-8447-0675D6969883
Label
Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
one color
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn953998602
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062446329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D4CDBB68-1010-4718-8447-0675D6969883

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