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April Book of the Month: Brown Girl Dreaming

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7 days of nominations!

7 days of voting!

And now we have a winner for our April book of the month.

Mocha Girl Read Book of the Month for April is Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. Take a minute to see what this book and the author are all about.

Synopsis

20821284Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

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Congratulations Mocha Girl Jacqueline Woodson for becoming Mocha Girl Read book of the month for April 2015.

Feel free to leave comments and thoughts here as you are reading the book. I’m really looking forward to reading this book and hearing what everyone thinks of it.

Keep the pages turning ladies!

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Issa Rae and Pop Culture Fashbacks [VIDEO]

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Identifying with Issa Rae’s character in The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl means also relating to things that give you purpose, meaning and uplifting. Nothing gets you moving more than songs that add a little pep to your step.

Inside, we take on excerpts from this month’s good read and pair them with lyrics that easily shine light on all the wonderful parts of you through song. [Read more…]