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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:


  • 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
  • Maggie Terry

    By Sarah Schulman

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781936932399
    • Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
    • Published: September 2018
    "Sarah Schulman's Maggie Terry is a page-turning murder mystery, yes...
  • Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!

    By Marley Dias

    Our Price: $7.50 - $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781338136890
    • Publisher: Scholastic
    • Published: January 2018
    In this accessible "keep-it-real" guide, Dias, the powerhouse girl-wonder who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign, speaks to kids about her passion for making the world a better place, and how they can make their dreams come true
  • On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous: A Novel

    By Ocean Vuong

    Our Price: $13.00 - $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525562023
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: June 2019
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  • Peace, Locomotion

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780142415122
    • Publisher: Puffin
    • Published: July 2010
    Through letters to his little sister, who is in a different foster home, Lonnie, also known as "Locomotion," keeps a record of their lives while they are apart, describing his own foster family, including his foster brother who returns home after losing a leg in the Iraq War.
  • Pet

    By Akwaeke Emezi

    Our Price: $9.00 - $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525647072
    • Publisher: Make Me a World
    • Published: September 2019
  • Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools

    By Monique Morris

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781620973424
    • Publisher: New Pr
    • Published: January 2018
  • Red at the Bone: A Novel

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $23.40 - $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780525535270
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: September 2019
    Moving forward and backward in time, Jacqueline Woodson’s taut and powerful new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of the new child. As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody’s coming of age ceremony in her grandparents’ Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody’s mother, for her own ceremony– a celebration that ultimately never took place. Unfurling the history of Melody’s parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they’ve paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives–even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be. Use the block's Settings tab to change the caption position and set other styles.
  • Roots: The Saga of an American Family

    By Alex Haley

    Our Price: $7.95 - $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306824852
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: May 2016
    The winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award has been reissued to tie in with an all-new four-night, eight-hour remake of the seminal television miniseries, which will air in 2016. Reissue. 60,000 first printing. TV tie-in.
  • The Bridge Home

    By Padma Venkatraman

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781524738112
    • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
    • Published: February 2019
  • The Crossover (The Crossover Series: Book 1)

    By Kwame Alexander

    Our Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780544935204
    • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
    • Published: March 2019
    Now in paperback--Alexander's Newbery Medal- and Coretta Scott King Award-winning, "New York Times"-bestselling novel in verse about 12-year-old twin basketball stars Josh and Jordan who wrestle with highs and lows on and off the court. 5/8
  • The Day You Begin

    By Jacqueline Woodson

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780399246531
    • Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books
    • Published: August 2018
    National Book Award winner Woodson--the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature--and two-time Pura BelprZ Illustrator Award winner L--pez have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even while feeling scared and alone. Full color.l color
  • The Gods of Tango

    By Carolina De Robertis

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781101872857
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: May 2016
    Struggling to make her way in Buenos Aires after the murder of her husband, 17-year-old Leda masters the violin and disguises herself as a man so that she can join a troupe of tango musicians and perform in public. By the author of The Invisible Mountain.
  • The Interestings

    By Meg Wolitzer

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594632341
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: April 2014
    ?Remarkable . . . With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”?The New York Times Book Review "A victory . . . The Interestings secures Wolitzer's place among the best novelists of her generation. . . . She's every bit as literary as Franzen or Eugenides. But the very human moments in her work hit you harder than the big ideas. This isn't women's fiction. It's everyone's."?Entertainment Weekly (A) The New York Times?bestselling novel by Meg Wolitzer that has been called "genius" (The Chicago Tribune), ?wonderful” (Vanity Fair), "ambitious" (San Francisco Chronicle), and a ?page-turner” (Cosmopolitan), which The New York Times Book Review says is "among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot." The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The kind of creativity that is rewarded at age fifteen is not always enough to propel someone through life at age thirty; not everyone can sustain, in adulthood, what seemed so special in adolescence. Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actress, eventually resigns herself to a more practical occupation and lifestyle. Her friend Jonah, a gifted musician, stops playing the guitar and becomes an engineer. But Ethan and Ash, Jules’s now-married best friends, become shockingly successful?true to their initial artistic dreams, with the wealth and access that allow those dreams to keep expanding. The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wide in scope, ambitious, and populated by complex characters who come together and apart in a changing New York City, The Interestings explores the meaning of talent; the nature of envy; the roles of class, art, money, and power; and how all of it can shift and tilt precipitously over the course of a friendship and a life.
  • The Poet X

    By Elizabeth Acevedo

    Our Price: $17.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062662804
    • Publisher: HarperTeen
    • Published: March 2018