Objects & Places from Brown Girl Dreaming

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Composition Notebook

This object becomes Jackie’s first window into writing. It represents promise to the poet symbolically.

Hocking River

This is the body of water that Jackie and her family traveled when returning to Ohio from visiting South Carolina.


This means of transportation is the principle one described in the poems of Brown Girl Dreaming. It symbolizes racism and segregation.


This popular hairstyle among African Americans in the 1960s and 1970s symbolized black identity and independence.

Fabric Store

This place of business in Greenville, South Carolina, was frequented by Georgiana. It was operated by a white woman who treated Georgiana with respect.


These items, grown by Gunnar outside his home, symbolically represent Gunnar’s love of hard work and his family.

Board games

These items were purchased by Mary Ann for Jackie, Dell, and Hope to play with because the children were rarely allowed...

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