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Table of Contents

ALSO BY JACQUELINE WOODSON

Title Page

Copyright Page

Dedication

Epigraph

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POEM BOOK

ROOF

LINE BREAK POEM

MEMORY

MAMA

LILI

FIRST

COMMERCIAL BREAK

HAIKU

GROUP HOME BEFORE MISS EDNA’S HOUSE

HALLOWEEN POEM

PARENTS POEM

SONNET POEM

HOW I GOT MY NAME

DESCRIBE SOMEBODY

EPISTLE POEM

ROOF POEM II

ME, ERIC, LAMONT & ANGEL

FAILING

NEW BOY

DECEMBER 9

LIST POEM

LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON IN HALSEY STREET PARK

PIGEON

SOMETIMES POEM

WAR POEM

GEORGIA

NEW BOY POEM II

TUESDAY

VISITING

JUST NOTHING POEM

GOD POEM

ALL OF A SUDDEN, THE POEM

HEY DOG

OCCASIONAL POEM

HAIKU POEM

LATENYA

POETRY POEM

ERIC POEM

LAMONT

HIP HOP RULES THE WORLD

PHOTOGRAPHS

NEW BOY POEM III

HAPPINESS POEM

BIRTH

LILI’S NEW MAMA’S HOUSE

CHURCH

NEW BOY POEM IV

TEACHER OF THE YEAR

EASTER SUNDAY

RODNEY

EPITAPH POEM

FIREFLY

THE FIRE

ALMOST SUMMER SKY

CLYDE POEM I: DOWN SOUTH

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

DEAR GOD

LATENYA II

JUNE

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Acknowledgements

Discussion Questions

An Exciting Preview of: Brown Girl Dreaming

An Exciting Preview of: Peace, Locomotion

MAMA

Some days, like today
and yesterday and probably
tomorrow—all my missing gets jumbled up inside of me.

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You know honeysuckle talc powder?
Mama used to smell like that. She told me
honeysuckle’s really a flower but all I know
is the powder that smells like Mama.
Sometimes when the missing gets real bad
I go to the drugstore and before the guard starts
following me around like I’m gonna steal something
I go to the cosmetics lady and ask her if she has it....

ALSO BY JACQUELINE WOODSON

After Tupac and D Foster

Behind You

Beneath a Meth Moon

Between Madison and Palmetto

Brown Girl Dreaming

The Dear One

Feathers

From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

The House You Pass on the Way

Hush

I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This

If You Come Softly

Last Summer with Maizon

Lena

Maizon at Blue Hill

Miracle’s Boys

Peace, Locomotion

SPEAK

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First published in the United States of America by G. P. Putnam’s Sons,
a division of Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers, 2003
Published by Speak, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2004

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Copyright © Jacqueline Woodson, 2003




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
African American boys -- Juvenile poetry.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile poetry.
Foster home care -- Juvenile poetry.
Orphans -- Juvenile poetry.
Schools -- Juvenile poetry.
Children's poetry, American.
Brothers and sisters -- Poetry.
African Americans -- Poetry.
Foster home care -- Poetry.
Orphans -- Poetry.
Schools -- Poetry.
American poetry.