on paper


The first time I write my full name


Jacqueline Amanda Woodson


without anybody’s help

on a clean white page in my composition notebook,

I know


if I wanted to


I could write anything.


Letters becoming words, words gathering meaning,


thoughts outside my head


becoming sentences


written by


Jacqueline Amanda Woodson


Jacqueline Woodson (USA, 1963 -)


“on paper” from Brown Girl Dreaming. Copyright © 2014 by Jacqueline Woodson, Nancy Paulsen Books (Penguin Young Readers Group, Penguin Random House LLC)

Source: Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books, 2014)


To learn more about the author: http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/


To buy the book: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/304851/brown-girl-dreaming-by-jacqueline-woodson/9780147515827/

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