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I'm the author of a whole lot of books including Each Kindness, If You Come Softly, Visiting Day, The Other Side, Beneath A Meth Moon, Miracles' Boys, After Tupac & D Foster, Locomotion -- and some others. I live in Brooklyn, can find a hundred things to do instead of writing, have a partner, a daughter, a son, a dog and a cat.
"You should be angry. You must not be bitter. Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. It doesn’t do anything to the object of its displeasure. So use that anger. You write it. You paint it. You dance it. You march it. You vote it. You do everything about it. You talk it. Never stop talking it."
— Maya Angelou (via theremixkid)

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reblogbookclub:

Welcome to the Reblog Book Club, Tumblr’s official book club!We are reading our fourth book, an all-ages memoir-in-verse called Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. You can get a copy at your local bookstore or library, or order it online from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Apple, Indiebound, Powell’s, or Books-A-Million.Follow the book club here and Jacqueline at jacquelinewoodson. We’ve already selected some very passionate Tumblr bloggers to help lead the discussion, and we hope you’ll participate too. This book is a beautiful true story about family, home, history and dreaming big as a young person growing up in a deeply flawed nation.
You can contribute in one of two ways:- Post to your own Tumblr blog and tag the post #reblogbookclub — we’ll reblog it into the main conversation.- Submit to the book club Tumblr at reblogbookclub.tumblr.com/submit
We’ll begin with non-spoilery posts right on 9/8, and discuss plot developments on the following schedule:- September 15-21: Parts I and II- September 22-28: Parts III through V
And because this is a book club the Tumblr way, you can express your feelings about the book however you choose — a written review, fan art, gifs, poems, letters… Maybe you have nail art? Maybe you want to post a video blog talking through your ideas, a g-chat with a friend, or a song you think the characters would relate to? It’s all up to you! And, of course, you can reblog other people’s posts to add your own thoughts and responses. Jacqueline will even be answering your Ask Box questions throughout the project.Thanks for being part of this! We can’t wait to see what you think…

reblogbookclub:

Welcome to the Reblog Book Club, Tumblr’s official book club!

We are reading our fourth book, an all-ages memoir-in-verse called Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson. You can get a copy at your local bookstore or library, or order it online from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Apple, Indiebound, Powell’s, or Books-A-Million.

Follow the book club here and Jacqueline at jacquelinewoodson. We’ve already selected some very passionate Tumblr bloggers to help lead the discussion, and we hope you’ll participate too. This book is a beautiful true story about family, home, history and dreaming big as a young person growing up in a deeply flawed nation.

You can contribute in one of two ways:
- Post to your own Tumblr blog and tag the post #reblogbookclub — we’ll reblog it into the main conversation.
- Submit to the book club Tumblr at reblogbookclub.tumblr.com/submit

We’ll begin with non-spoilery posts right on 9/8, and discuss plot developments on the following schedule:
- September 15-21: Parts I and II
- September 22-28: Parts III through V

And because this is a book club the Tumblr way, you can express your feelings about the book however you choose — a written review, fan art, gifs, poems, letters… Maybe you have nail art? Maybe you want to post a video blog talking through your ideas, a g-chat with a friend, or a song you think the characters would relate to? It’s all up to you! And, of course, you can reblog other people’s posts to add your own thoughts and responses. Jacqueline will even be answering your Ask Box questions throughout the project.

Thanks for being part of this! We can’t wait to see what you think…

Sun setting over Brooklyn

Sun setting over Brooklyn

reblogbookclub:

Happy fall everyone! It’s time for back to school, back to work, and back to the Reblog Book Club!

We’ll be reading a memoir-in-verse called Brown Girl Dreaming by the brilliant and beloved Jacqueline Woodson. She’s the author of a whole lot of books including Each Kindness, If You Come Softly, Visiting Day, The Other Side, and Beneath A Meth Moon. Even in a career as impressive as hers, this book is something very special.

Here are some reasons I (Rachel. Hi!) absolutely love this book: 

It’s not YA or Middle Grade or Adult; it’s one of those stories that you might say is best for ages 9 - 99. I can’t think of anyone I wouldn’t recommend this book to. 

In recounting the personal, specific stories of her own family and upbringing, Jackie has created a piece of art that feels universal—it is about what we learn from our parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, and friends, about how we define what home means to us and how many different places that might be, about figuring out what we’re good at and what we loved to do and how to incorporate those things into our lives, about the flawed and difficult history of a nation and how each person can grow and learn and thrive and find her place in it. It made me think hard and feel deeply, and I can’t wait to discuss it with all of you.

If you definitely want to participate, please email bookclub@tumblr.com ASAP and let us know. If you decide later, you’ll still have plenty of time to join. We begin September 8th!

Very much looking forward to this!!!

He says “I’m really good with dogs. It’s a gift. I was born with it.”  Love this boy!

He says “I’m really good with dogs. It’s a gift. I was born with it.” Love this boy!

Heading home soon…

Barcelona rockin’ “Under The Same Star” — Close enough. My child is going to lose her mind!

Barcelona rockin’ “Under The Same Star” — Close enough. My child is going to lose her mind!

Dinner time in Mallorca