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Apr 27, 2021
This is an auto-biographical tale of Jacqueline Woodson's experiences growing up in the Deep South in the 1960s and early 70s. She feels the effects of Jim Crow laws and prejudices, but also struggles with a learning disability that goes unrecognized for many years. Still, she finds encouragement and learns to fuel her love of writing through her struggles. The book is written in free verse which is a fantastic entry to text for reluctant readers.