Jul 302018
 

Every Tuesday I host First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros sharing the first paragraph or two of a book that I’m reading or plan to read soon

Feel free to join in by posting your own FCFPTI and linking below

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

february 12, 1963

I am born on a Tuesday at University Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
USA-
a country caught

between Black and White

I am born not long from the time
or far from the place
where
my great-great-grandparents
worked the deep rich land
unfree
dawn till dusk
unpaid
drank cool wather from the scooped-out gourds
looked up and followed
the sky’s mirrored constellation
to freedom.

  18 Responses to “First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros:
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson”

  1. I’ve been wanting to read this book since I enjoyed another book by the author (Another Brooklyn). Thanks for sharing.

    • I’ve had this on my tbr list for a few years and since the Monthly Motif book for August is “award winner” I thought I’d finally read it. I liked Another Brooklyn.

  2. Oh yes, this sounds like a great read. Love the tone in the opening.

  3. This sounds like an interesting read. I’ve never seen an audiobook read by the author before. Hope you enjoy!

  4. Definitely sounds like a good book.

  5. Doesn’t this book sound wonderful? I need to look for it soon.

  6. I’m curious about this one.

  7. I have this book on my shelf. I moved it to the front when I unpacked all my books. I want to get to it soon.

    https://girlof1000wonders.wordpress.com/2018/07/31/tuesday-teaser-intro-my-lady-governess/

  8. Vicki,
    This sounds like a it would work very well as an audio book. Enjoy!

  9. The opening is very poetic.

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