Sunday Subway Reflections: Brown Girl Dreaming


Most days I ride the subway to work.  I started the week finishing my adult read: Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness.  I cheated a bit by finishing it up at night.  Then, I finally started back on my beloved children’s books.  I have a pile of a books TBR but I had to go and buy a new book to start my journey.  The book I read on the subway (and finished last night before I went to bed) was Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming.

Brown Girl Dreaming

brown girl dreaming Jacqueline Woodson


A memoir of Ms. Woodson’s childhood written in verse is so beautifully told, at times, I had to re-read pages to ensure I had read every word.  Just like Ms. Woodson re-reading her favourite books over and over.  I wanted the words to stay in my memory long after I left the page.  Brown Girl Dreaming is a book for everyone, adults and children, writers and readers, but most of all, all of us dreamers.

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