Brown Girl Dreaming

A winner of numerous awards, this book is absolutely beautiful. Told in verse form it follows Jackie through her formative years and her travels between the North and South during the 1960s and 70's. During her childhood she lived in both places, the segregated Southern town of Greenville, South Carolina and New York City. As she matures the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Revolution shapes young Jackie. A great read to give a personal narrative for important American events.    

Penguin Random House has a great resource guide for teachers for all of Woodson's children's book.