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In partnership with the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series, acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson will read from and discuss her latest novel, Red at the Bone, as well as her National Book Award winning memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
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.
As part of the all-virtual 2021 Virginia Festival of the Book, this event is FREE to attend and open to the public. Please note that this discussion will not be recorded and will only be available to view during the live event on Zoom and Facebook.com/VaBookFest. The Virginia Festival of the Book is a program of Virginia Humanities.
Thanks to our sponsors for this event: Dominion Energy, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Thanks to our community partners for sharing information about this event: the Jefferson-Madison Regional Libraries, including the Bookmobile, Central, Gordon Avenue, Northside, Crozet, Greene County, Louisa County, Nelson County, and Scottsville.