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Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child's soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson's...
When Melissa Francis was eight years old, she won the role of a lifetime: playing Cassandra Cooper Ingalls, the little girl who was adopted by the Ingalls family, on the prime-time show Little House on the Prairie. Despite her age, she was already a veteran actress, living a charmed life. But behind the scenes, her success was fueled by the pride, pressure, and sometimes grinding cruelty of her stage mother. This is the fascinating account of life...
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Nací en Ohio, pero las historias de Carolina del Sur corrían ya, como ríos, por mis venas. Hablan de crecer en distintos hogares, de una época que arrastra todavía los residuos de las leyes Jim Crow y del movimiento de los derechos civiles como respuesta. Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s,...
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