Jacqueline Woodson, author of Before the Ever After, is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books, including the 2014 National Book Award-winning memoir in verse, Brown Girl Dreaming, and the 2016 New York Times–bestselling National Book Award finalist for adult fiction, Another Brooklyn. Among her many accolades, Woodson is a four-time National Book Award finalist, a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a two-time NAACP Image Award Winner, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Woodson was the 2018–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and the recipient of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. In 2015, she was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation, and in 2020 she was named a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow for “redefining children’s and young adult literature to encompass more complex issues and reflect the lives of Black children, teenagers, and families.” She lives with her family in New York.

Published Works

Before the Ever After
Red at the Bone
Brown Girl Dreaming

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An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

In partnership with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson will discuss her work, including Red at the Bone, as well as her National …

March 16, 2021 | 7PM – 7:45PM
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Before the Ever After with Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson discusses her new book for young readers, Before the Ever After, a stirring novel-in-verse exploring the cost of professional sports on Black bodies and the ways a family moves forward when their glory days have passed. A Q&A featuring students’ pre-submitted questions will also be included.

March 16, 2021 | 2PM – 2:30PM

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