Brown Girl Dreaming is a beautifully touching novel told in emotionally vivid poems. Jacqueline Woodson covers important topics in a very personal story. If you fell for Brown Girl Dreaming just as much as I did, you do not want to miss Jason Reynold’s latest novel, Long Way Down. Similarly, Long Way Down is told in mesmerizing verse following a relevant and serious story. While Brown Girl Dreaming covers a significant amount of time, Long Way Down takes place in only 60 seconds. Those 60 seconds will haunt you long after you finish this book, just as the story in Brown Girl Dream does.
Hint: Check out the audiobook, it’s just under 2 hours and it’s narrated by Jason Reynolds himself!