Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • Children's Purple Stage
    Saturday, September 1
    1:35 pm - 2:00 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times best-selling memoir “Brown Girl Dreaming,” which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, the NAACP Image Award and a Sibert Honor. In 2015, Woodson was named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Her recent adult book, “Another Brooklyn,” was a National Book Award finalist. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Woodson is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for 2018-2019. In March 2018, Penguin Young Readers will celebrated the 20th anniversary of Woodson’s “If You Come Softly” with a special edition of the beloved story of star-crossed love between a black teenage boy and his Jewish classmate. “Harbor Me” (Nancy Paulsen), a middle grade novel, and “The Day You Begin” (Nancy Paulsen) are her newest books.

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Jacqueline Woodson

Photo by Carlos Diaz