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Another Brooklyn (Hardcover)

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    Starkly poetic, dancing on lyrical, Another Brooklyn reflects on race, femininity, and the entire spectrum therein in this haunting meditation on a specific time and place: '70's Brooklyn. After the death of her father, cultural anthropologist August has a chance encounter with one of her girls, Sylvia. Along with Gigi and Angela, she is one of three whose circle August broke into as a young woman, in which she was remade, protected. Her close friendships clash with her mother's ringing advice against it—grow your nails long. But the girls become a refuge. Together they are unstoppable. Until they aren't. Evocative and beautiful, Woodson gave me the ache in August's heart, but it was all worth it. (Ashanti)

    — From Ashanti

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    A Finalist for the 2016 National Book Award

    New York Times Bestseller

    A SeattleTimes pick for Summer Reading Roundup 2017

    The 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.

    About the Author


    Jacqueline Woodson was awarded Newbery honors for her books Feathers and Show Way and was a National Book Award finalist for her books Hush and Locomotion; the latter also received a Coretta Scott King Honor, as did her books I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This and From the Notebooks Of Melanin Sun. Miracle's Boys won the Coretta Scott King Award.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9780062359988
    ISBN-10: 0062359983
    Publisher: Amistad Press
    Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
    Pages: 192
    Language: English