FROM THE WINNER OF THE ASTRID LINDGREN MEMORIAL AWARD 2018
A TIME MAGAZINE TOP 10 NOVEL OF 2016 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION 2016
They used to be inseparable. They used to be young, brave and brilliant - amazingly beautiful and terrifyingly alone. August, Sylvia, Angela and Gigi shared everything: songs, secrets, fears and dreams. But 1970s Brooklyn was also a dangerous place, where grown men reached for innocent girls, where mothers disappeared and futures vanished at the turn of a street corner.
Another Brooklyn is a heartbreaking and exquisitely written novel about a fleeting friendship that united four young lives, from one of our most gifted novelists.
'Beautifully lyrical...a collage of experiences and reflections that intersect geographically, temporally and sexually...Woodson evokes a New York of the 70s seen through the prism of young black females who are least likely to be portrayed in literature or any other art form, at the centre of it.'
Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children, including the New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming , which won the 2014 National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, an NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation, and in 2018 she received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.