The bestselling author of books for children, teens and adults discusses her life and writing.
Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner 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. She is also the author of New York Times bestselling novel "Another Brooklyn," which was a 2016 National Book Award Finalist and Woodson’s first adult novel in twenty 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. Most recently, she was named the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. Her most recent books are "Harbor Me" and the picture book "The Day You Begin," both published in 2018.
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The 2019 Arlington Reads series features four women writers – the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a New York Times-bestselling memoirist, an acclaimed journalist and New Yorker staffer, and the two-term poet laureate of the United States – whose diverse voices and experiences remind us that everyone has a story.
This program is part of the Library's celebration of Women's History Month.