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The Author’s Bookshelf: Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books including the 2016 New York Times-bestselling National Book Award finalist for adult fiction, Another Brooklyn. Among her many accolades, Woodson is a four-time National Book Award finalist, a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a two-time NAACP Image Award Winner, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award Winner. Her New York Times-bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, received the National Book Award in 2014. Woodson is also the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature and recipient of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the 2018 Children's Literature Legacy Award. In 2015, she was named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She lives with her family in New York.

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Jacqueline Woodson’s Bookshelf:


  • A Step from Heaven

    By An Na

    Our Price: $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781481442367
    • Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
    • Published: July 2016
    From master storyteller An Na comes the Printz Award–winning novel about a Korean girl who tells her firsthand account of trying to find her place and identity in America from the day she leaves Korea as a child to her rocky journey through the teenage years.At age four, Young Ju moves with her parents from Korea to Southern California. She has always imagined America would be like heaven: easy, blissful, and full of riches. But when her family arrives, she finds it to be the opposite. With a stubborn language barrier and cultural dissimilarities, not only is it impossible to make friends, but even her family’s internal bonds are wavering. Her parents’ finances are strained, yet her father’s stomach is full of booze. As Young Ju’s once solid and reliable family starts tearing apart, her younger brother begins to gain more freedom and respect simply because of his gender. Young Ju begins to lose all hope in the dream she once held—the heaven she longs for. Even as she begins to finally fit in, a cataclysmic family event will change her idea of heaven forever. But it also helps her to recognize the strength she holds, and envision the future she desires, and deserves.
  • Another Brooklyn: A Novel

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $15.29
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780062359995
    • Publisher: Amistad, HarperCollins
    • Published: May 2017
  • Another Country

    By James Baldwin

    Our Price: $15.25
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679744719
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: December 1992
    Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, this novel of passion - sexual, racial, political, artistic - is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, black and white,stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at their most elemental and sublime. First published in 1962.
  • Between the World and Me

    By Ta-Nehisi Coates

    Our Price: $13.00 - $23.40
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812993547
    • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
    • Published: July 2015
    Told through the author's own evolving understanding of the subject over the course of his life comes a bold and personal investigation into America's racial history and its contemporary echoes. Illustrations. Tour.
  • Brooklyn

    By Colm Toibin

    Our Price: $7.50 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439148952
    • Publisher: Scribner
    • Published: March 2010
    The unforgettable Eilis Lacey has come of age in small-town Ireland in the hard years following WWII. When an Irish priest from Brooklyn offers to sponsor Eilis in America, she decides she must go, leaving her fragile mother and her charismatic sister behind. Eilis finds work in a department store on Fulton Street, and when she least expects it, finds love. Tony, who loves the Dodgers and his big Italian family, slowly wins her over with patient charm. But just as Eilis begins to fall in love, devastating news from Ireland threatens the promise of her future - with shattering effect. Winner of the Costa Book Award and a New York Times bestseller. 262p.
  • Brown Girl Dreaming

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $5.50 - $10.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780147515827
    • Publisher: Puffin Books
    • Published: October 2016
  • Citizen: An American Lyric

    By Claudia Rankine

    Our Price: $10.00 - $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555976903
    • Publisher: Graywolf Press
    • Published: October 2014
    A provocative meditation on race, Claudia Rankine’s long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don’t Let Me Be Lonely: An American LyricClaudia Rankine’s bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media. Some of these encounters are slights, seeming slips of the tongue, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, at the supermarket, at home, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, online, on TV—everywhere, all the time. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person’s ability to speak, perform, and stay alive. Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, image, and poetry, Citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named “post-race” society.
  • Dreamers

    By Yuyi Morales

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780823440559
    • Publisher: Neal Porter Books
    • Published: September 2018
    Caldecott Honor-book artist and five-time Pura BelprZ Award winner Morales tells her own immigration story in this tribute to the transformative power of hope. Full color
  • Each Kindness

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $8.50 - $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399246524
    • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
    • Published: October 2012
    When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong by making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.
  • From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142416419
    • Publisher: Puffin
    • Published: July 2010
    Almost-fourteen-year-old Melanin Sun's comfortable, quiet life is shattered when his mother reveals she has fallen in love with a woman.
  • Ghost (Track: Book 1)

    By Jason Reynolds

    Our Price: $7.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781481450164
    • Publisher: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books
    • Published: August 2017
    Ghost wants to be the fastest sprinter on his elite middle-school track team, but his past is slowing him down in this electrifying novel--a National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature and first in a brand-new series. 5/8
  • Ghost Boys

    By Jewell Parker Rhodes

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316262286
    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Published: April 2018
    After seventh-grader Jerome is shot by a white police officer, he observes the aftermath of his death and meets the ghosts of other fallen black boys including historical figure Emmett Till in this heartbreaking and powerful story from the award-winning author of "Towers Falling.
  • Harbor Me

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399252525
    • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
    • Published: August 2018
    In her first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner "Brown Girl Dreaming, " Woodson, the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories
  • Hearts Unbroken

    By Cynthia Leitich Smith

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780763681142
    • Publisher: Candlewick
    • Published: October 2018
    "New York Times"-bestselling author Smith turns to realistic fiction with the thoughtful story of a Native teen navigating the complicated, confusing waters of high school--and first love
  • If You Come Softly: Twentieth Anniversary Edition

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525515487
    • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
    • Published: March 2018