Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2014 National Book Festival

Presentation

  • Teens
    Saturday, August 30
    2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, August 30
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

For her dedication to children and young-adult literature, Jacqueline Woodson received the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005. Woodson is known for exploring important themes in her works, including issues of gender, class, race, family and history. Her picture books, middle-grade and young-adult novels take the reader on an emotional journey by portraying characters in relatable, realistic situations. Woodson has written more than 20 books; some of the most notable include Newbery Honor Medal winners “Show Way,” “Feathers,” and “After Tupac and D Foster” and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning “Miracle’s Boys.” “Brown Girl Dreaming” (Penguin), her newest title released this summer, recalls the story of her own childhood as a young African American girl growing up amid the Civil Rights Movement. Written in verse, each poem gives the reader a snapshot of a child’s effort to build a strong voice in the world.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Jacqueline Woodson

Photo by Marty Umans