Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

About Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson, born February 12, 1963, in Columbus, Ohio, is an African-American poet and writer. She is the author of more than 30 books, including picture books, novels and poetry. She is a devoted supporter of young people’s right to read and is the 2018–2019 U.S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She is also the recipient of a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, won the National Book Award, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and the NAACP Image Award. She also wrote the adult books Red at the Bone, a New York Times bestseller, and Another Brooklyn, a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her dozens of books for young readers include Before the Ever After, New York Times bestsellers The Day You Begin and Harbor Me, Newbery Honor winners Feathers, Show Way, and After Tupac and D Foster, and the picture book Each Kindness, which won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.
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