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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

Biography

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which also was a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. Another Brooklyn, which was a 2016 National Book Award Finalist, was Woodson’s first adult novel in 20 years. In 2015, Woodson was named Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner.

Categories
Children's Books,Literature and Fiction,Poetry,Teen and Young Adult,