Another Brooklyn

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Narrator: Robin Miles
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: August 2016
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 2 hours, 43 minutes
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Longlisted for the National Book Award
New York Times Bestseller
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.
Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything-until it wasn't. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant-a part of a future that belonged to them.
But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.
Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood-the promise and peril of growing up-and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

Reviews (2)


Written by Kimberly B. on October 16th, 2018

  • Book Rating: 2/5

The book was slow and I wasn't clear of point of story. It wasn't for me.

Written by Diane Hartley on November 8th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Emotionally moving.

Author Details

Author Details

Woodson, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Woodson, winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, is the author of Feathers, Newbery Honor winner Show Way, Miraclea (TM)s Boys (recipient of a Coretta Scott King Award and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), Locomotion and Hush (both National Book Award finalists), among many others. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.