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Another Brooklyn

Jacqueline Woodson

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER FROM A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNING AUTHOR

A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NOVEL OF 2016 | SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2016 

FROM THE WINNER OF THE ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD 2018

They used to be inseparable. They used to be young, brave and brilliant – amazingly beautiful and terrifyingly alone. August, Sylvia, Angela and Gigi shared everything: songs, secrets, fears and dreams. But 1970s Brooklyn was also a dangerous place, where grown men reached for innocent girls, where mothers disappeared and futures vanished at the turn of a street corner.

Another Brooklyn is a heartbreaking and exquisitely written novel about a fleeting friendship that united four young lives, from one of our most gifted novelists.

  • Publication date: September 7, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786072375
  • RRP: £8.99
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication date: February 2, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786070838
  • RRP: £10.99
  • Pages: 192
  • Publication date: February 2, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781786070852
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 192

Reviews

‘Beautifully lyrical…a collage of experiences and reflections that intersect geographically, temporally and sexually…Woodson evokes a New York of the 70s seen through the prism of young black females who are least likely to be portrayed in literature or any other art form, at the centre of it.’

Observer

‘[A] rich, sensitive novel.’

Big Issue

‘A beautiful coming-of-age novel, heartfelt and true.’

New StatesmanErica Wagner

‘Jacqueline Woodson has such an original vision, such a singular voice. I loved this book.

Ann Patchett, author of State of Wonder

'An impressionistic narrative, told in prose that’s spare but always with an underlying poetry.'

Sunday Herald

‘It is the personal encounters that form the gorgeous center of this intense, moving novel.’

New York Times Book Review

‘Fine-cadenced prose.’

Wall Street Journal

‘Woodson manages to remember what cannot be documented, to suggest what cannot be said. Another Brooklyn is another name for poetry.’

Washington Post

‘This book about what it’s like to be a girl in America should be required reading.’

Huffington Post

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

 

Roxanne Gay, author of Bad Feminist

‘The novel reads like a series of prose poems.’

Los Angeles Times

'Grief and friendship are the hallmarks of this story that leap from the pages in a musical prose that is sparse, exacting, and breathtaking. A remarkable writer, Woodson illustrates the damning invisibility and unrelenting objectification of girls in this tender tale.' 

Lauren Francis-Sharma

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, and in 2018 she received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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