Another Brooklyn
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Another Brooklyn


Running into a long-ago friend sets memories 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.

Title:Another Brooklyn
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:177 pages

    Another Brooklyn Reviews

  • Will Byrnes
    Jun 05, 2016

    Each week, sister Sonja said, Start at the beginning, her dark fingers bending around a small black notebook, pen poised. Many moments passed before I opened my mouth to speak. Each week, I began wit...

  • Roxane
    Jun 05, 2016

    This gorgeous novel is a poem. It is a love letter to black girlhood. ...

  • Emily May
    Sep 26, 2016

    I knew I was lost inside the world, watching it and trying to understand why too often I felt like I was standing just beyond the frame—of everything. 2 1/2 stars. I liked parts of this, but after ...

  • Brina
    Jul 10, 2016

    Jacqueline Woodson is known for her award winning young adult and middle grade children's novels, most recently Brown Girl Dreaming. I saw many friends give high marks to her first adult novel, so I d...

  • Angela M
    Feb 09, 2016

    4.5 stars . I read Jacqueline Woodson's profile and want to tell her what her fifth grade teacher told her about a story she wrote, "This is really good" , but it's not enough. I want to tell her how ...

  • Larry H
    Dec 26, 2016

    Wow, this book was absolutely exquisite and powerfully emotional."Sylvia, Angela, Gigi, August. We were four girls together, amazingly beautiful and terrifyingly alone." Another Brooklyn is a memory ...

  • Cheri
    Jun 15, 2016

    “I know now that what is tragic isn’t the moment. It is the memory.”August returns to New York for her father’s funeral, which sends her mind spinning back to those years, so long ago. “The ...

  • Diane S ?
    Feb 07, 2016

    Brown girl dreaming was the first book I read of Woodsons, also the first book I read in the poetry, prose style of writing in which that book was written. I found that book incredibly touching and th...

  • Karen
    Sep 20, 2016

    A woman named August returns home to Brooklyn for her fathers funeral and reflects on her family's life together with her parents and brother in Tennessee and then later on growing up as a black child...

  • PorshaJo
    Oct 17, 2016

    I read Jacqueline Woodson's Brown Girl Dreaming and thought this book, Another Brooklyn, had a number of similarities. Both seem to be told from this dreamy like state with a touch of poetry to them. ...

About Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

I used to say I’d be a teacher or a lawyer or a hairdresser when I grew up but even as I said these things, I knew what made me happiest was writing.I wrote on everything and everywhere. I remember my uncle catching me writing my name in graffiti on the side of a building. (It was not pretty for me when my mother found out.) I wrote on paper bags and my shoes and denim binders. I chalked stories a