“Writers on Writing” Radio Show with
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
Featured Guest: Jacqueline Woodson
Sunday, July 22, 2018
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Medgar Evers College, CUNY
WNYE 91.5 FM
Listen at wmec.mec.cuny.edu
Dr. Brenda M. Greene talks with National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson, whose latest book is Another Brooklyn. Dr. Greene and Woodson will discuss a range of issues, including Woodson’s latest book, themes in her books, young adult and children’s literature, social responsibility of the writer, the need for more diverse books and the need for teachers to promote books by writers of color in their classrooms and to specify to students the nature of such books.
About the Author
Jacqueline Woodson’s book Another Brooklyn is her first adult novel in 20 years and is nominated for the 2016 National Book Awards. Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award winner for her New York Times best-selling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle-graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner.
Her books include The Other Side, Each Kindness, the Caldecott Honor Book Coming on Home Soon; the Newbery Honor winners Feathers, Show Way, and After Tupac and D Foster, and Miracle’s Boys, which received the LA Times Book Prize and the Coretta Scott King Award and was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. Woodson is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature, the winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and was the 2013 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
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