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Jacqueline Woodson


Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is a three-time Newbery Honor winner, a two-time National Book Award finalist, winner of a Coretta Scott King Award and three Coretta Scott King Honors, and the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to young adult literature. Her many award-winning novels include LOCOMOTION, AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER, FEATHERS and MIRACLE'S BOYS. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her website at

Jacqueline Woodson

Books by Jacqueline Woodson

by Jacqueline Woodson - Narrative Poetry, African American Interest, Nonfiction, Poetry, Young Adult 10+

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Jacqueline Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world.

by Jacqueline Woodson - Young Adult 12+

Laurel Daneau is still reeling from the losses she endured during Hurricane Katrina. When her new boyfriend introduces her to meth, she spirals into addiction. But as she slowly becomes a shell of her former self, she longs to become whole again.

written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis