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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the award-winning author of works for children and young adults. Her memoir in verse for young readers, Brown Girl Dreaming, was the 2014 winner of the National Book Award and was a Newbery Honor Book. Brown Girl Dreaming also won the NAACP Image Award and the Coretta Scott King Award and was named a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. In 2015 the Poetry Foundation named her the Young People’s Poet Laureate for a term of two years. She has written many books for middle-grade readers, young adults, and young children, including her middle-grade trilogy about Maizon Singh and her books Locomotion (2003), Feathers (2007), Beneath a Meth Moon (2012), Hush (2002), and the picture book, This Is the Rope (2013). Her latest book for adults, Another Brooklyn, was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award.

Another Brooklyn review by New York Times

Interview on NPR's Fresh Air