Jacqueline Woodson

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Jacqueline Woodson

Who is Jacqueline Woodson? Jacqueline Woodson was born on February 12th, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio. She moved to to Brooklyn, New York when she was seven years old, and has spent the majority of her life there. Ms. Woodson is a critically acclaimed, award - winning author of a numerous amount of multicultural children's books and books for young adults, ranging on topics of self identity, humanity, tolerance, and diversity. Many of the stories she has written come from her personal experiences and life lessons she learned while growing up in the cultural hub of Brooklyn. Ms. Woodson currently resides in Brooklyn with her life partner, their two children, and dog, Maus. To learn more about Ms. Woodson, please visit her website at http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/

Jacqueline Woodson By: Nick O'Connor

Ms. Woodson knew she wanted to become a writer when she began reading and writing, and learning of the escape found when she did so, as well as how she loved to share and tell storeis with her friends and family. She has written many books varying in genre over the years. Her most common genre are general fiction, realistic fiction, historical fiction, romance, verse novel, and multicultural picture books. She has recieved many awards for her books, including the Coretta Scott King Award, The Newberry Medal, the Lambda Literary Award, and The National Book Award. In her books, she addresses the importance of multicultural diversity and how important it is for us as human beings to accept one another for who we are, and not what we look, sound, or act like.

"I think it’s important to read lots and write what you know. By reading, a young writer realizes how much they actually DO know about writing and about their own lives. They meet other characters and discover similarities between themselves and those characters and that place where the reader and the character meet, is the place where all good writing begins."

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"Diversity is all about us, and about us having to figure out how to walk through this world together." --- Jacqueline Woodson

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.3Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.9Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

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