Author of the Month: Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is an author of children’s and young adult books, including the memoir and our Book of the Month, “Brown Girl Dreaming.” She is a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults, of three Newbery Honors for After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers and Show Way, and a two-time finalist for the National Book Award for Locomotion and Hush. Among her other awards, includes the Coretta Scott King Award and Los Angeles Times Book Prize for her book, Miracle’s Boys. She resides with her family in Brooklyn, New York.



Books by Jacqueline:

  The Dear One   Show Way   Feathers    Hush   


People are going to judge you all the time no matter what you do…Don’t worry about other people. Worry about you.”  
― The Dear One

In all your getting, get understanding.”  
― Hush

You have those walls up all around you…Come a day you gonna want to tear them down brick by brick and gonna find that the cement is all hard. What you gonna do then?” 
― The Dear One

This is the way brown people have to fight, my grandfather says. You can’t just put your fist up. You have to insist on something gently. Walk toward a thing slowly. But be ready to die, my grandfather says, for what is right. Be ready to die, my grandfather says, for everything you believe in.” 
― Brown Girl Dreaming

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