Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson is an inspiring story told through verse. It illustrates Woodson’s childhood and what it was like to grow up as an African American in the south during the 1960s and 1970s. Awarded the Newbery Honor award, The Coretta Scott King Book Award, and The National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, this is an incredible and eye-opening story. This remarkable story shows real life experiences with the Civil Rights Movement and Jim Crow in a beautiful own-voice narrative. This is a great story recommended to children 10-years-old and older but especially to those that appreciate the powers of poetry (or who want to understand how powerful poetry can be), and it is also a great example of a positive female role model and a captivating story of America’s history.