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Thursday, November 20, 2014

2014 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature

The National Book Awards were handed out last night and Jacqueline Woodson won the Young People's Literature category with her book Brown Girl Dreaming.


"Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become."-National Book Award Website
Congratulations, Ms. Woodson. I am thrilled for you and I love the book. Here is my review, if you want to take a peek.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yay!! So glad - very well-deserved! I found the memoir so moving and the sparse language very powerful.

    Book By Book


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