Brown Girl, Brownstones

Brown Girl, Brownstones

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Hailed by the Saturday Review as "passionate" and "compelling" and by The New Yorker as "remarkable for its courage," this 1959 coming-of-age story centers on the daughter of Barbadian immigrants living in Brooklyn during the Depression and World War II. A precursor to feminist literature, this novel was written by and about an African-American woman.
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2009.
Edition: Dover ed.
ISBN: 9780486468327
Branch Call Number: MARSHALL P
Characteristics: iii, 268 p. ; 22 cm.


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Sep 30, 2017

Fascinating portrayal of a Brooklyn neighborhood in the 1940s with great characters.

LPL_KateG Dec 04, 2015

Originally published in 1959, this coming of age story feels poignant and still relevant in many ways. Selina's family left Barbados for Brooklyn and she tells of growing up during the Great Depression, WWII, and beyond. Written in Bajan-English dialect, you can hear the wonderful, complex characters speaking in your head as you read.


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