19 Facts About Jacqueline Woodson


Jacqueline Woodson was born on February 12,1963 and is an American writer of books for children and adolescents.


Jacqueline Woodson is best known for Miracle's Boys, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way.


Jacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio, and lived in Nelsonville, Ohio, before her family moved south.


Jacqueline Woodson helped to write the California standardized reading tests and caught the attention of Liza Pulitzer-Voges, a children's book agent at the same company.


Jacqueline Woodson then enrolled in Bunny Gable's children's book writing class at The New School, where Bebe Willoughby, an editor at Delacorte, heard a reading from Last Summer with Maizon and requested the manuscript.


Jacqueline Woodson was onto some future stuff, writing about race and gender long before people were comfortable with those dialogues.


Jacqueline Woodson has said that she dislikes books that do not offer hope.


Jacqueline Woodson has offered the novel Sounder as an example of a "bleak" and "hopeless" novel.


Jacqueline Woodson writes about childhood and adolescence with an audience of youth in mind.


Jacqueline Woodson has, in turn, influenced many other writers, including An Na, who credits her as being her first writing teacher.


Jacqueline Woodson teaches teens at the National Book Foundation's summer writing camp where she co-edits the annual anthology of their combined work.


Jacqueline Woodson was a visiting fellow at the American Library in Paris in spring of 2017.


Jacqueline Woodson has tackled subjects that were not commonly discussed when her books were published, including interracial couples, teenage pregnancy and homosexuality.


Jacqueline Woodson has several themes that appear in many of her novels.


Jacqueline Woodson explores issues of gender, class and race as well as family and history.


Jacqueline Woodson is known for using these common themes in ground-breaking ways.


In November 2014, Daniel Handler, the master of ceremonies at the National Book Awards, made a joke about watermelons when Jacqueline Woodson received an award.


Some topics covered in Jacqueline Woodson's books raise flags for many censors.


Jacqueline Woodson suggests that people look at the various outside influences teens have access to today, then compare that to the subject matter in her books.