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978-1474616430

Red at the Bone

Red at the Bone

by Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher W&N

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THE TOP 10 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

'Sublime... will strike you in the heart' Candice Carty-Williams, author of Queenie

'A banger' Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of The Water Dancer

'An epic in miniature' Tayari Jones, Women's Prize-winning author of An American Marriage

'As moody, spare and intense as a Picasso line drawing' O, The Oprah Magazine

An unexpected teenage pregnancy brings together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments and longings that can bind or divide us. From the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Brooklyn, 2001. It is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress - the very same dress that was sewn for a different wearer, Melody's mother, for a celebration that ultimately never took place.

Unfurling the history of Melody's family - from the 1921 Tulsa race massacre to post 9/11 New York - Red at the Bone explores sexual desire, identity, class, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, as it looks at the ways in which young people must so often make fateful decisions about their lives before they have even begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.

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About the Author

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is an American writer of books for children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle's Boys, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers and Show Way.


After serving as the Young People's Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017, she was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, by the Library of Congress, for 2018–19. She was also a visiting fellow at the American Library in Paris in spring of 2017.

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