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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jacqueline Woodson Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9780062472663
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The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award–winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.

Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything—until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant—a part of a future that belonged to them.

But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.

Like Louise Meriwether’s Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood—the promise and peril of growing up—and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A sort of fever dream, containing both the hard truths of life and the gentle beauty of memory.”

    Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Woodson does for young black girls what short-story master Alice Munroe does for poor rural ones: She imbues their everyday lives with significance.”


  • “An engrossing novel about friendship, race, the magic of place, and the relentlessness of change.”


  • “Woodson’s unsparing story of a girl becoming a woman recalls some of the genre’s all-time greats: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Bluest Eye, and…The House on Mango Street.


  • “[A] soaring choral poem of a novel…four young friends…navigate the perils of adolescence, mean streets, and haunted memory in 1970s Brooklyn, all while dreaming of escape.”

    Vanity Fair

  • “A slow jazz interlude sets the tone for Robin Miles’ performance of this long-awaited new novel for adults by children’s author Jacqueline Woodson…Miles’ rich voice embraces dialects, accents, and moods as August’s thoughts float back and forth in time, remembering childhood and adolescent experiences. Miles illuminates the novel’s themes, celebrating Woodson’s lines as if they were fine jazz improvisations. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “Woodson manages to remember what cannot be documented, to suggest what cannot be said.”

    Washington Post

  • “Woodson uses her expertise at portraying the lives of children to explore the power of memory, death, and friendship.”

    Los Angeles Times Book Review

  • “Combines grit and beauty in a series of stunning vignettes, painting a vivid mural of what it was like to grow up African American in Brooklyn during the 1970s.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “An evocative portrayal of friendship, love, and loss that will resonate with anyone creating their own identity.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Shows us backward-glancing August attempting to stave off growing up and the pains that betray youth.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “An exploration of family—both the ones we are born into and the ones we make for ourselves—and all the many ways we try to care for these people we love so much.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • An Elle Magazine Pick of Summer Books
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick for Best Books of August 2016 
  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • Longlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medal for Literature
  • A 2016 National Book Award Finalist 
  • A 2016 GoodReads Readers’ Choice Best Fiction Award Nominee
  • A Huffington Post Best Book of 2016
  • A 2017 Selection for the ALA Listen List for Outstanding Audiobook Narration
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author
Author Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson, named national Young People’s Poet Laureate, is a multiple-award-winning author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children. Among her many honors are the National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the NAACP Image Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, among others. She is the 2018 winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award for “substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.” She was the 2013 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles, named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration, an Audie Award for directing, and many Earphones Awards. Her film and television acting credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in theater studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.