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Jacqueline Woodson

USA flag (b.1963)

Jacqueline Woodson is an American author who writes books targeted at children and adolescents.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Romance, Children's Fiction
Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2006) : Show Way
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2008) : Feathers
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2009) : After Tupac and D Foster
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (2015) : Brown Girl Dreaming
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2016) : Another Brooklyn

Jacqueline Woodson recommends
Boys without Names (2009)
Kashmira Sheth
"One of the best books I've read this year."
The Outliers (2016)
(Outliers , book 1)
Kimberly McCreight
"Mccreight’s book is an edge of the seat page turner. Her ability to get at the core of what it means to be a friend, a girl, a human being in this society is at once thoughtful and dead on."
Signs of Life (2016)
(Rough Romance, book 2)
Selene Castrovilla
"Selene Castrovilla is a writer worth watching."
Piecing Me Together (2017)
Renée Watson
"Watson’s elegantly crafted novel speaks to the myriad of people searching for themselves in the world."
Ronit & Jamil (2017)
Pamela L Laskin
"A story that is at once supremely specific and stunningly universal."
The Art of Starving (2017)
Sam J Miller
"Beautifully rendered. This novel will break your heart and heal it again."
An American Marriage (2018)
Tayari Jones
"I love An American Marriage, and I'm so excited for this book to be in the world. Tayari's novel is timely, thoughtful, and beautifully written. Reading it, I found myself angry as hell, laughing out loud, choking up and cheering. A gem of a book."
Dactyl Hill Squad (2018)
(Dactyl Hill Squad, book 1)
Daniel José Older
"Daniel has imagined the unimaginable and in doing so sends readers on a dino thrill ride. I have been talking about this book nonstop! The kids, the dinosaurs, the Civil War, this book is true fire. It is everything I didn't even know I needed."
The Blossom and the Firefly (2020)
Sherri L Smith
"Sherri Smith is a truely talented writer."
Memorial (2020)
Bryan Washington
"Memorial is a true page-turner. I was entranced, picking this book up every chance I got. Bryan Washington is a great writer and I love the story he tells here. Intriguing. Each character stays with me."

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