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The Resource Red at the bone : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson, (electronic resource)

Red at the bone : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson, (electronic resource)

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Red at the bone : a novel
Title
Red at the bone
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Woodson
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Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary African-American family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming. Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's extraordinary new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's birthday celebration in her grandparent's Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, escorted by her father to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special, custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own sixteenth birthday party and a celebration which ultimately never took place. Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives-even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be
Summary
As Melody celebrates a coming of age ceremony at her grandparents' house in 2001 Brooklyn, her family remembers 1985, when Melody's own mother prepared for a similar party that never took place in this novel about different social classes
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technical information on music
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Woodson, Jacqueline
Dewey number
813.54
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other
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Narrated by Jacqueline Woodson
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  • Family celebrations
  • Social classes
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Gentrification of cities
  • Racism
  • Growing up
  • African American families
  • Extended families
  • Generation gap
  • Brooklyn, New York City
  • New York City
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Red at the bone : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9780593147078
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
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unknown
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (3 hr., 52 min.)
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unknown
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online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9780593147078
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Z100149069
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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  • rbdZ100149069
  • (OCoLC)1114886501
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
Red at the bone : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://williamsburgva.rbdigital.com/#titles/9780593147078
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (3 hr., 52 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593147078
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
Z100149069
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • rbdZ100149069
  • (OCoLC)1114886501
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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