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.
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.