Jacqueline Woodson, author of Another Brooklyn, on tour August 2016

Posted By on July 15, 2016

Another Brooklyn coverAbout Another Brooklyn

• Hardcover: 192 pages
• Publisher: Amistad (August 9, 2016)

The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

Like Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

Praise for Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn is a sort of fever dream, containing both the hard truths of life and the gentle beauty of memory. The story of a young girl trying to find herself in the midst of so many conflicting influences and desires swallowed me whole. Jacqueline Woodson has such an original vision, such a singular voice. I loved this book.” — Ann Patchett, New York Times Bestselling Author

“The novel’s richness defies its slim page count. In her poet’s prose, Woodson not only shows us backward-glancing August attempting to stave off growing up and the pains that betray youth, she also wonders how we dream of a life parallel to the one we’re living.” — Booklist (Starred Review)

“Woodson crafts a haunting coming-of-age story of four best friends in Brooklyn, New York…Here is an exploration of family—both the ones we are born into and the ones we make for ourselves—and all the many ways we try to care for these people we love so much, sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing. A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time.” — Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Woodson…combines grit and beauty in a series of stunning vignettes, painting a vivid mural of what it was like to grow up African-American in Brooklyn during the 1970s…Woodson draws on all the senses to trace the milestones in a woman’s life and how her early experiences shaped her identity.” — Publishers Weekly, (Boxed and Starred Review)

“With spare yet poetic writing, this long-awaited adult novel by National Book Award winner Woodson (Brown Girl Dreaming) is a series of vignettes narrated by August, shortly after her dad’s funeral and a chance encounter with an old friend.” — Library Journal (starred review)

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Jacqueline Woodson APAbout Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children, including the New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which won the 2014 National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, an NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

Find out more about Woodson at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, August 9th: Jenn’s Bookshelves

Wednesday, August 10th: I’d Rather Be At The Beach

Thursday, August 11th: 5 Minutes For Books

Friday, August 12th: Books Without Any Pictures

Monday, August 15th: Helen’s Book Blog

Tuesday, August 16th: Sarah Reads Too Much

Wednesday, August 17th: Lit and Life

Thursday, August 18th: Staircase Wit

Friday, August 19th: A Soccer Mom’s Book Blog

Monday, August 22nd: As I turn the pages

Tuesday, August 23rd: Read Her Like an Open Book

Wednesday, August 24th: A Bookish Way of Life

Thursday, August 25th: Real Life Reading

Monday, August 29th: Patricia’s Wisdom

Tuesday, August 30th: Ms. Nose in a Book

Wednesday, August 31st: Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile

Friday, September 2nd: Life By Kristen

Saturday, September 3rd: The Book Diva’s Reads

Monday, September 5th: Starting Fresh

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