The Resource Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson, (electronic resource)

Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson, (electronic resource)

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Red at the Bone
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Red at the Bone
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Jacqueline Woodson
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eng
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An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary African-American family, from the New York Times -bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming . Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's extraordinary new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's birthday celebration in her grandparent's Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, escorted by her father to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special, custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own sixteenth birthday party and a celebration which ultimately never took place. Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives?even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be
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Woodson, Jacqueline
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Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson, (electronic resource)
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Label
Red at the Bone, Jacqueline Woodson, (electronic resource)
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https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/6a71ed4b-fcad-4ac2-9d57-d1eb4b4ed1f9
Publication
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
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sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
6A71ED4B-FCAD-4AC2-9D57-D1EB4B4ED1F9
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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