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Book review: The House You Pass on the Way

March 10, 2016

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title: The House You Pass on the Way author: Jacqueline Woodson date: Delacorte Press, 1997 main character: Staggerlee Canan   “And freedom? Oh, freedom. Well that’s just some people talking. Your prison is walking through this world all alone.” Any book that begins in the winter is gong to be a cold, lonely story and […]

Book Review: Brown Girl Dreaming

August 13, 2014


title: Brown Girl Dreaming author: Jacqueline Woodson Date: Nancy Paulsen Books/Penguin; August 2014 Main Character: Jacqueline Woodson MIddle Grade Fiction There are rules to children’s books you know, and Jacqueline Woodson just broke one. Brown Girl Dreaming is the author’s poetic telling of her childhood and retrospective visits to childhood are supposed to be adult […]

Saturday Trailers

June 30, 2012


What better day for book trailers than a Saturday? Beneath A Meth Moon by Jacqueline Woodson Nancy Paulsen Books; 2012 Jacqueline Woodson gives an insightful interview telling what motivated her to write the book

book review: Beneath a Meth Moon: an elegy

February 5, 2012


book review: Beneath a meth moon: an elegy author: Jacqueline Woodson date: Nancy Paulsen Books; February 2012 main character: Laurel Daneau “Moon” is meth and Laurel has fallen deeply under its spell. Woodson weaves Laurel’s story from the middle to the front and back again, letting readers uncover the path of Laurel’s addiction. We know […]