Do you like to write? If you said yes, be sure to read this book! Mrs. Woodson was raised in both South Carolina and New York City and felt half-way home in each place. In poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 60’s and 70’s. Even though she had a hard time reading, her love of stories inspired her to write. When I read her poem about getting ice cream in the candy store, my mouth began to water! Discover your favorite verse when you read this book.