Check It Out: Another Brooklyn

Today, I am recommending Another Brooklyn , a new adult novel by Jacqueline Woodson. Woodson has written more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children. She was the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming --which also won the Coretta Scott King Award, the NAACP Image Award, and was a Newbery Honor book. In Another Brooklyn , our narrator is August, who returns to the borough of Brooklyn at the age of 35 for her...

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Told live at the historic Peirce Mansion. The theme is "Growing up Is Hard to Do."

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