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The Resource Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson

Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson

Label
Another Brooklyn : a novel
Title
Another Brooklyn
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Woodson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For August, running into a long-ago friend sets in motion resonant memories and transports her to a time and a place she thought she had mislaid: 1970s Brooklyn, where friendship was everything. August, Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi shared confidences as they ambled their neighborhood streets, a place where the girls believed that they were amazingly beautiful, brilliantly talented, with a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful promise there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where mothers disappeared, where fathers found religion, and where madness was a mere sunset away. Woodson heartbreakingly illuminates the formative period when a child meets adulthood -- when precious innocence meets the all-too-real perils of growing up. --
Member of
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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
Assigning source
from book jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10494582
Cataloging source
TXN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Woodson, Jacqueline
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.O64524
LC item number
A83 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Female friendship
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780062359988
Lccn
bl2016026719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 954479641
  • (OCoLC)954479641
Label
Another Brooklyn : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
175 pages
Isbn
9780062359988
Lccn
bl2016026719
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 954479641
  • (OCoLC)954479641

Library Locations

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      7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg, VA, 23188, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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      515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA, 23185, US
      37.377573 -76.770995
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