Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming Study Guide

Brown Girl Dreaming is an autobiography in verse written by Jacqueline Woodson, an African-American writer who grew up between Ohio, South Carolina, and New York in the 1960's and 1970's.

Brown Girl Dreaming was published in 2014 and was well-received, earning Woodson the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, the Coretta Scott King Award, and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Young Adult Fiction. The narrative focuses on Woodson's experience growing up during the Civil Rights Movement in both the North and South of the United States. Its major themes include family, history, race, and writing.