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Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson's Character Traits

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on 20 June 2016

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Transcript of Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson's Character Traits

About Jacqueline Woodson:
Jacqueline “Jackie” Woodson is the main character, narrator, and author of the memoir “Brown Girl Dreaming." Jackie’s childhood in the 1960s and early 1970s is dealt with throughout the course of the memoir. This is especially important to the memoir because Jackie and her family are African Americans. They often face racism and segregation in the novel!

These are Jacqueline Woodson's character traits:
Hopeful
“I am born as the South explodes, too many people too many years enslaved, then emancipated but not free, the people who look like me keep fighting and marching and getting killed so that today— February 12, 1963 and every day from this moment on, brown children like me can grow up free. Can grow up learning and voting and walking and riding wherever we want."
This shows us that she is hopeful because she is hoping for brown children like her to grow up free, with an education, and with justice.
Inspired
“I do not know if these hands will become Malcolm’s—raised and fisted or Martin’s—open and asking or James’s—curled around a pen. I do not know if these hands will be Rosa’s or Ruby’s gently gloved and fiercely folded calmly in a lap, on a desk, around a book, ready to change the world . . .”
This shows us that she is inspired to be like these significant historical figures.


Brave
“I am born as the South explodes, too many people too many years enslaved, then emancipated but not free
This shows us that she is brave because she has to witness all of this racism growing up.
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