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Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award-winning Author of Brown Girl Dreaming and Another Brooklyn - Panelist Blurb

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 (Harper/Amistad), 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, Woodson was named the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress. In 2018, she published Harbor Me and the picture book The Day You Begin. Her most recent book, Red at the Bone, was released in September 2019.