TITLE: Jacqueline Woodson: 2012 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Jacqueline Woodson
EVENT DATE: 2012/09/23
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Jacqueline Woodson appears at the 2012 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: "I used to say I'd be a teacher or a lawyer or a hairdresser when I grew up but even as I said these things, I knew what made me happiest was writing," says Jacqueline Woodson. "I wrote on everything and everywhere. ... I chalked stories across sidewalks and penciled tiny tales in notebook margins. I loved and still love watching words flower into sentences and sentences blossom into stories." Woodson is still surprised when she sees her name on a book when she goes to a bookstore. "Beneath a Meth Moon" is her new novel.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2012