children’s and young adult author
Jacqueline Woodson is an American author known for writing powerful young adult and children’s books that explore families and histories of African American communities. Woodson has won numerous awards, including the Coretta Scott King Award, the Newbery Honor, the National Book Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and the MacArthur Fellowship Genius Grant.
Best-known works: Miracle’s Boys, Brown Girl Dreaming, Red at the Bone
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