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Another Brooklyn: Introduction
Another Brooklyn: Plot Summary
Another Brooklyn: Detailed Summary & Analysis
Another Brooklyn: Themes
Another Brooklyn: Quotes
Another Brooklyn: Characters
Another Brooklyn: Terms
Another Brooklyn: Symbols
Another Brooklyn: Theme Wheel
Brief Biography of Jacqueline Woodson
Historical Context of Another Brooklyn
Other Books Related to Another Brooklyn
- Full Title: Another Brooklyn
- When Published: 2016
- Literary Period: Contemporary
- Genre: Novel
- Setting: Brooklyn
- Climax: Shortly after Angela disappears, Gigi commits suicide when none of her friends come to see her in a musical.
- Antagonist: Discrimination; violence against women; trauma
- Point of View: First Person
Extra Credit for Another Brooklyn
Close Contender. In 2016, Another Brooklyn was nominated for the National Book Award. If it had won, it would have been Woodson’s second time receiving the award.
True to Life. Like August, Woodson moved to Brooklyn from the South as a young girl. Moreover, one of the book’s other central characters, Gigi, comes to Brooklyn by way of South Carolina, which is where Woodson herself moved from with her family.