Jacqueline Woodson

Finalist, 2002 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2003 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2016 National Book Awards
Winner, 2014 National Book Awards

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for Young People’s Literature for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award.
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Hush

ISBN 9780399231148 G. P. Putnam's Sons

Jaqueline Woodson weaves a fascinating portrait of a thoughtful young girl's coming of age in a world turned upside down. More about this book >

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Locomotion

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ISBN 9780142401491 G.P. Putnam's Sons / Penguin Group USA

This volume comprises 60 poems written by the novel's central character and narrator-poet "Locomotion" (the nickname of Lonnie Collins Motion). Introduced to the joys of poetry by his teacher, Ms. Marcus, Lonnie's revelations about himself are drawn out by his discovery of the emotive qualities encouraged by poetry's various forms, from haiku to sonnet. More about this book >

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Another Brooklyn

Another Brooklyn book cover, 2016
ISBN 9780062359988 Amistad/HarperCollinsPublishers

Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative period when a child meets adulthood—when precious innocence meets the all-too-real perils of growing up. In prose exquisite and lyrical, sensuous and tender, Woodson breathes life into memories, portraying an indelible friendship that united young lives. More about this book >

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Brown Girl Dreaming

ISBN 9780399252518 Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group (USA)

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. More about this book >

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Jaqueline Woodson speaking about writing her book in verse


Jacqueline Woodson accepts the 2014 National Book Award in Young People's Literature for Brown Girl Dreaming


Jacqueline Woodson reads from Brown Girl Dreaming at 2014 NBA Finalists Reading

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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for Young People’s Literature for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. The Poetry Foundation recently named Woodson the Young People’s Poet Laureate. 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. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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