Festival Info

Pre-Recorded Jacqueline Woodson

National Book Award winning author Jacqueline Woodson (BROWN GIRL DREAMING, HARBOR ME) reads from her acclaimed adult novel, RED AT THE BONE, and talks about what she is doing to stay positive during the pandemic. (Anyone who has struggled to balance family and work during this time will especially appreciate the very human way Ms. Woodson ends her video). PARENTAL GUIDANCE RECOMMENDED. MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 13.

WHEN: 10:00AM EST on Friday, 1 May 2020


Jacqueline Woodson was the 2018–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and Children’s Literature Legacy Award. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, won the National Book Award, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and the NAACP Image Award. She also wrote the adult books Red at the Bone, a New York Times bestseller, and Another Brooklyn, a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her many books for young readers include New York Times bestseller Harbor Me, Newbery Honor winners Feathers, Show Way, and After Tupac and D Foster, and the picture books Each Kindness and The Day You Begin, which both won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.