WHO: Jacqueline Woodson
WHAT: Prolific author of children's and young adult books; winner of the National Book Award for Brown Girl Dreaming
WHEN: Born February 12, 1963
WHERE: Born in Columbus, Ohio; currently resides in Brooklyn
WORK WE HAVE HERE AT LC:
Another Brooklyn: "Three friends experience the all-too-real perils of growing up in Brooklyn in the 70s."
Brown Girl Dreaming: "The author shares her childhood memories and reveals the first sparks that ignited her writing career in free-verse poems about growing up in the North and South."
The Dear One: "Twelve-year-old Feni has to adjust when the pregnant young daughter of an old friend of her mother's comes to stay with them."
From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun: " Thirteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman."
Hush: "Twelve-year-old Toswiah finds her life changed when her family enters the witness protection program."
If You Come Softly: "After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with peoples' reactions."
Miracle's Boys: "Twelve-year-old Lafayette's close relationship with his older brother Charlie changes after Charlie is released from a detention home and blames Lafayette for the death of their mother."
“I lifted my head to look up into the changing leaves, thinking how at some point, we were all headed home. At some point, all of this, everything and everyone, became memory.” (from Another Brooklyn)
"I believe in one day and someday and this perfect moment called Now.” (Brown Girl Dreaming)
"Mama says it's okay to be on the quiet side—if quiet means you're listening, watching, taking it all in.” (From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun)