Jacqueline Woodson - Another Brooklyn
No stranger to the National Book Awards (she won in 2014 for her verse novel, Brown Girl Dreaming), Jacqueline Woodson earns another nomination for her latest fiction, Another Brooklyn. This novel, although written for adult audiences in mind, follows August through her memories of her childhood and adolescence for, as Woodson states, “those complex years have a profound impact on the rest of our lives” (NPR, All Things Considered, 2016).
Here at the Center, we've all been passing around The Leaving by Tara Altebrando and raving about how creative and haunting it is. The Leaving is the perfect book to get readers engrossed in a book and desperate to turn the next page. The book tells the story of six kindergarteners who go missing without a trace, only to return years later. Only five of the now sixteen-year olds return and they have no knowledge of where they have been or what has happened to the remaining victim.