Everett Anderson – Perfect Picture Book Friday

It's time for Susanna Leonard Hill's Perfect Picture Book Friday! Thanks to The Brown Bookshelf's feature on Lucille Clifton last month, I discovered her picture books. But it wasn't easy to find them on a library shelf in San Francisco. They were sidelined in the "historical children's" section of the Main San Francisco Public Library. Three … Continue reading Everett Anderson – Perfect Picture Book Friday

Brown Girl Dreaming

"I am born on a Tuesday at University Hospital Columbus, Ohio, USA—   between Black and White."   Thus begins Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson's memoir in verse about growing up in the U.S. in the 60s and 70s. In chapter two, a three-page chapter titled "second daughter's second day on earth,"  she distills the … Continue reading Brown Girl Dreaming