A NovelBook Club Kit - 2017
For August, running into a long-ago friend sets in motion resonant memories and transports her to a time and a place she thought she had mislaid: 1970s Brooklyn, where friendship was everything. August, Sylvia, Angela, and Gigi shared confidences as they ambled their neighborhood streets, a place where the girls believed that they were amazingly beautiful, brilliantly talented, with a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful promise there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where mothers disappeared, where fathers found religion, and where madness was a mere sunset away. Woodson heartbreakingly illuminates the formative period when a child meets adulthood -- when precious innocence meets the all-too-real perils of growing up. -- from book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Amistad, 2017
Edition: First Amistad paperback edition
Characteristics: 10 identical volumes in tote bag ; 36 x 45 x 16 cm
From Library Staff
Brooklyn in the 1970s is a tough place for four young African American women to come of age. Also available as an eBook and on audio.