Parent reviews for Brown Girl Dreaming

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Common Sense says

age 10+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 6 reviews

age 10+

Good Book to Read!

This is a good book. but does mention smoking in the book and a character dying from it. Other than that amazing book!
age 9+
age 9+

Beautiful memoir from a child's point of view

Kids hear about the civil rights movement, but this book lets them experience it from the viewpoint of a child. The author, a black woman born in 1963, shares what she remembers, but has no hate or bias. Written in free verse. Easy to read. Younger kids will miss some of the deeper subtext, but if they re-read when they are older, they will see more layers to the story.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models