Brown Girl Dreaming: Book Review

I had to gasp several times reading this cover. I mean? Is it appropriate? Is it allowed? Is it too much? 😦

The answer to those questions are yes, yes and never enough.

Through a series of Prose poetry, the author shares her personal biography on what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. 💪🏻

Not expecting to be so touched by this book, I quickly realized it is very deserving of being decorated in all the awards you see on the cover. 🏆

This is the kind of read that keeps you wondering and opens your mind to the possibilities you may have never had to consider in your lifetime. The author does an elegant job of telling her story in a poetic manner. Even the heavy parts are read in an airy tone. 🕊

I finished this book within two sittings! I couldn’t put it away! Not to mention I cannot stand waiting for an ending, so books never really last that long when I’m involved. 😉

If you’re looking for a culturally sound and dynamic read, this ones for you!

Overall cupcake rating: 🧁🧁🧁🧁

Yours ‘til the songbirds sing


Published by ericanotinamericabooks

BA in English Literature B.Ed J/I "If a story is in you, it has got to come out!" - William Faulkner

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