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The Resource Red at the bone : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson

Red at the bone : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson

Label
Red at the bone : a novel
Title
Red at the bone
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Jacqueline Woodson
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's extraordinary new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony--a celebration that ultimately never took place. Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Woodson, Jacqueline
Dewey number
813/.54
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PS3573.O64524
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jacqueline Woodson, with Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Peter Francis James, Shayna Small, and Bahni Turpin
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  • Bernstine, Quincy Tyler
  • James, Peter Francis
  • Small, Shayna
  • Turpin, Bahni
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  • Mothers and daughters
  • African American women
  • African American families
  • Families
  • African Americans
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Families
  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • African American families
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
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Label
Red at the bone : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson
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unknown
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digital storage
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (03 hr., 54 min., 39 sec.))
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online
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Isbn
9780593147054
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computer
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Media type code
  • c
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digital
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1120048028
  • (OCoLC)on1120048028
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Tape width
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Label
Red at the bone : a novel, Jacqueline Woodson
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (03 hr., 54 min., 39 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780593147054
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
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6a71ed4b-fcad-4ac2-9d57-d1eb4b4ed1f9
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1120048028
  • (OCoLC)on1120048028
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