Brown Girl Dreaming is such a beautifully written book. Through this story I was able to understand Jacqueline's life, as well as perspectives on what it was like for black Americans living in the south during the Civil Rights Movement. I found myself wanting to read a similar book from the perspectives of Jacqueline's family members- especially her grandfather, siblings and mother. This is the first book I have read by Woodson, and I was blown away. Somehow she brought together humor, beauty, emotion, education, and wonder into this book written in verse. I highly recommend this book to everyone and anyone that is interested in not only children's literature, but anyone that is looking for an easy read involving a perspective different from their own.