The Beauty of Poetry: "Brown Girl Dreaming"

In early November, I had the opportunity to accompany Amy Roberts' World Literature class to Francis Parker school to the Chicago Humanities Festival. The guest speaker was Jacqueline Woodson, author of "Brown Girl Dreaming". She read her poetry to a packed theater full of elementary and high school students. These students were able to ask questions and hear this award-winning author recite poetry. Wow, what an experience!