As the praise pours in for acclaimed YA author Jacqueline Woodson's return to adult fiction with Another Brooklyn, the feeling that we have something special on our hands is palpable. This beautiful book is the story of four friends whose lives take very different directions as they transition from adolescence to adulthood in 1970s Brooklyn. Check out the four (that's right, FOUR) starred reviews below. Another Brooklyn goes on sale August 9th, so head on over to Edelweiss to check out the egalley and see what all the buzz is about.
"An evocative portrayal of friendship, love, and loss that will resonate with anyone creating their own identity and will have YA crossover appeal." —Library Journal (Starred Review)
“The novel’s richness defies its slim page count. In her poet’s prose, Woodson not only shows us backward-glancing August attempting to stave off growing up and the pains that betray youth, she also wonders how we dream of a life parallel to the one we’re living.” —Booklist (Starred Review)
“Woodson crafts a haunting coming-of-age story of four best friends in Brooklyn, New York...Here is 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, sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing. A stunning achievement from one of the quietly great masters of our time.” —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“Woodson...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...Woodson draws on all the senses to trace the milestones in a woman’s life and how her early experiences shaped her identity.” —Publishers Weekly, (Starred Review)
Be sure to check out the egalley on Edelweiss and let us know what you think. We are about two months away from the on sale date and this powerful book will undoubtedly be one this summer's most talked about titles and one you'll hold near and dear for a long time to come.