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Featured Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Jacqueline Woodson was a storyteller even as a child--although when she was younger, she says, these stories weren’t the “once-upon-a-time kind,” but more outright lies, tall tales she told to see just how much she could get away with. “It wasn’t malicious,” she laughs. “I just loved to engage people with stories from a young age, and I didn’t know how else to do it.”
These days, she’s a widely respected author of over two dozen books whose work has been honored with a Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement, along with multiple Newbery Honors, Coretta Scott King Awards, and National Book Awards. Woodson delights in getting to do the work she loves each day. She’s usually working on a variety of creative projects, which means she can never be stuck--she just shifts gears and works on something else. Read More