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A video interview with

Jacqueline Woodson

You can watch the interview below, view the interview transcript, read a short biography on Jacqueline Woodson, or see a selected list of her children's books. (This video is also available on YouTube and iTunes.)

Biography

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York and graduated from college with a B.A. in English. She now writes full-time and has recently received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults. Her other awards include a Newbery Honor, two Coretta Scott King awards, two National Book Award finalists, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Although she spends most of her time writing, Woodson also enjoys reading the works of emerging writers and encouraging young people to write, spending time with her friends and her family, and sewing. Jacqueline Woodson currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks." — Dr. Seuss