Jacqueline Woodson

Children, Fiction, Poetry, Young Adult

Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children, including Brown Girl Dreaming, Miracle's Boys, Locomotion, Feathers, and Hush. Woodson has also written two novels for adults: Another Brooklyn and Red at the Bone. Among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. She was named the 2015 Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation, the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress, and was selected for 2020 MacArthur Genius fellowship. Woodson was also the 2020 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition given to an author and illustrator of children’s books.

Festival Years: 2004