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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York and graduated from college with a B.A. in English. She now writes full-time and has recently received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. Her other awards include a Newbery Honor, two Coretta Scott King awards, two National Book Award finalists, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Although she spends most of her time writing, Woodson also enjoys reading the works of emerging writers and encouraging young people to write, spending time with her friends and her family, and sewing. Jacqueline Woodson currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

In 2018, Woodson was inaugurated as the sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. During her tenure (2018-2019), Woodson will travel nationwide over the course of her two-year term promoting her platform, READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?) — which encourages young people to think about — and beyond— the moment they are living in, the power they possess and the impact reading can have on showing them ways in which they can create the hope and the change they want to see in the world.

Books by this author

After Tupac & D Foster

After Tupac and D Foster

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Historical Fiction
Published:
2008
Before the Ever After

Before the Ever After

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2020
Brown Girl Dreaming

Brown Girl Dreaming

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Autobiography and Memoir, Poetry
Published:
2016
Feathers

Feathers

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Harbor Me

Harbor Me

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2018
hush

Hush

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
2002
i-hadnt-meant-to-tell-you-this

I Hadn’t Meant to Tell You This

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
1994
If You Come Softly Jacqueline Woodson

If You Come Softly

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
1998
lena

Lena

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
1999
Locomotion

Locomotion

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Poetry
Published:
2003
Peace, Locomotion

Peace, Locomotion

Jacqueline Woodson
Age Level:
Middle Grade
Genre:
Fiction, Historical Fiction
Published:
2009
The House You Pass on the Way

The House You Pass Along the Way

Jacqueline Woodson
Genre:
Fiction
Published:
1997