marlene lopez

Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children, including the memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which won the 2014 National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, and a Newbery Honor Award, among others. Woodson was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Another Brooklyn: A Novel (Amistad) is Woodson’s first adult novel in twenty years. Running into a long-ago friend sets memories 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, 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. Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.