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Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
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It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah This is the first time I have read something related to South Africa and apartheid. Though it's legally forbidden, strangely, racism still prevails in most parts of the world socially. It's great how Nelson Mandela Sir has made a huge impact on anti-apartheid. The reason why I love to read (auto)biographies are because through one's life we get to know about their childhood, upbringing, family, friends, hardships, education system, culture, traditions, society, taboos, their government, etc. I remember watching Trevor Noah's stand-ups, they were hilarious.

First of all, the writing is peppy and the kids are fun- I'd like to try another Spinelli book. This one isn't a recommended read for modern children though because of the inadequate way that race is handled. If you loved this book, you may want to skip the rest of my review below. I probably had unreasonably high hopes for this book just because of its author. Maniac Magee was my favorite book when I was a kid, and it remains my favorite preteen chapter book to this day. But Stargirl didn't move me the way that first taste of Jerry Spinelli's work did.

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