Red at the Bone

Over 21 brief chapters, Red at the Bone moves backward and forward in time, examining the effect Melody’s birth had on each character.

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Review of ‘Red at the Bone’

Jacqueline Woodson, who is completing her stint as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, returns to her beloved Brooklyn for her second novel for adults, Red at the Bone, which explores the effects of an unplanned pregnancy on an African American family.

The story opens in 2001 at a coming-of-age party at a Brooklyn brownstone.…

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