Autobiography of a Family Photo: A Novel

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Dutton, 1995 - Fiction - 113 pages
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"It is the Vietnam era, the "Brady Bunch" era, a time when men walk on the moon and families unravel. Brooklyn pulses with African American and Latino life, a world separated by invisible barriers from the white world. Through the eyes and ears of the unnamed narrator, we come to know - in all its sensuality and brutality - a world that is held together by a young girl's fragile perceptions and cautiously emerging desires. Autobiography of a Family Photo is a coming-to-consciousness, coming-of-age story of a young girl, told with passion and poetry, honesty and clear vision."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Jacqueline Woodson's novel is a beautifully crafted coming-of-age story. She tells her tale in short chapters, each representing a photograph that triggers the narrator to relate what was happening at ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio on February 12, 1963 and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York. She received a B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985. She is a full-time writer and her books include Miracle's Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 and After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers and Show Way, which won Newbery Honors. Her title Brown Girl Dreaming made The New York Times Best Seller List. It also won the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award in 2015. Her other awards include the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She was also selected as the Young People's Poet Laureate in 2015 by the Poetry Foundation.

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