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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."
Piecing Me Together (2017)
Renée Watson
"Watson’s elegantly crafted novel speaks to the myriad of people searching for themselves in the world."
The Art of Starving (2017)
Sam J Miller
"Beautifully rendered. This novel will break your heart and heal it again."
Halsey Street (2018)
Naima Coster
"Naima Coster is definitely a writer to watch. Her clear-eyed writing interrogates race, class, and family in a refreshing and thoroughly engaging way. A lovely and thoughtful book."
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."
Libertie (2021)
Kaitlyn Greenidge
"This is one of the most thoughtful and amazingly beautiful books I've read all year. Kaitlyn Greenidge is a master storyteller."
Dear Miss Metropolitan (2021)
Carolyn Ferrell
"Such a beautifully rendered and provocative novel. Ferrell has given me a world I could never have imagined filled with so many people I feel like I’ve always known. A stunner."
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois (2021)
Honorée Fannone Jeffers
"This sweeping, brilliant and beautiful narrative is at once a love song to Black girlhood, family, history, joy, pain… and so much more. In Jeffers' deft hands, the story of race and love in America becomes the great American novel."
When We Make It (2021)
Elisabet Velasquez
"The energy. The clarity. The beauty. Elisabet Velasquez brings it all. . . . Her voice is FIRE!"

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