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Jacqueline Woodson

Biography

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books, including the 2016 New York Times bestselling National Book Award finalist for adult fiction, ANOTHER BROOKLYN. Among her many accolades, Woodson is a four-time National Book Award finalist, a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a two-time NAACP Image Award Winner, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, BROWN GIRL DREAMING, received the National Book Award in 2014. Woodson is also the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and the recipient of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. In 2015, she was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She lives with her family in New York.

Books by Jacqueline Woodson

by Jacqueline Woodson - Fiction

Running into a long ago friend sets memory in motion for August, a woman who once lived in a Brooklyn where friendship was everything --- until it wasn’t anymore. For August and her girls, Brooklyn was a place where they believed as they walked the streets and confided in each other, that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant --- a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where men reached for them in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted their nights and mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion. 

by Jacqueline Woodson - Young Adult 12+

Laurel Daneau is still reeling from the losses she endured during Hurricane Katrina. When her new boyfriend introduces her to meth, she spirals into addiction. But as she slowly becomes a shell of her former self, she longs to become whole again.

written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis