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KidsRead Event: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Tuesday May 5, 2015
11:00 am

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For this KidsRead event, we welcomed Jacqueline Woodson and students from Harbor Charter School.


About Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books/ Penguin Group)

 

Raised in South Carolina and New York, Woodson always felt halfway home in each place. In vivid poems, she shares what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Touching and powerful, each poem is both accessible and emotionally charged, each line a glimpse into a child’s soul as she searches for her place in the world. Woodson’s eloquent poetry also reflects the joy of finding her voice through writing stories, despite the fact that she struggled with reading as a child. Her love of stories inspired her and stayed with her, creating the first sparks of the gifted writer she was to become.

 

 

Jacqueline Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming.  The author of more than two dozen books for young adults, middle graders and children, among many awards, she is also a three-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a Coretta Scott King Award winner.  Her books include The Other SideEach Kindness, Beneath the Meth Moon, the Caldecott Honor Book Coming on Home Soon, Feathers and Miracle's Boys, which received the LA Times Book Prize and was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. Jacqueline 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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Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Her twelve books include The Diary of Melanie Martin and the three additional titles in the Melanie Martin series, as well as several nonfiction titles for young women. She lives in New York City. Visit her at - See more at: http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/kidsread-ava-amp-pip-by-carol-weston#sthash.jchUcgfF.dpuf
About Ava & Pip (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky) Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest. - See more at: http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/kidsread-ava-amp-pip-by-carol-weston#sthash.bBzCsZ7j.dpuf
About Ava & Pip (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest.

 

But uh-oh, Ava should never have written "Sting of the Queen Bee." Can Ava and her new friend help Pip come out of her shell? And can Ava get out of the mess she has made?

 

"A big W-O-W for Ava and Pip!"—Julie Sternberg, Like Pickle Juice On a Cookie

 

 

Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Her twelve books include The Diary of Melanie Martin and the three additional titles in the Melanie Martin series, as well as several nonfiction titles for young women. She lives in New York City. Visit her at www.carolweston.com.

- See more at: http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/kidsread-ava-amp-pip-by-carol-weston#sthash.bBzCsZ7j.dpuf
About Ava & Pip (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky)

Meet outgoing Ava Wren, a fun fifth grader who tries not to lose patience with her shy big sister. When Pip's 13th birthday party turns into a disaster, Ava gets a story idea for a library contest.

 

But uh-oh, Ava should never have written "Sting of the Queen Bee." Can Ava and her new friend help Pip come out of her shell? And can Ava get out of the mess she has made?

 

"A big W-O-W for Ava and Pip!"—Julie Sternberg, Like Pickle Juice On a Cookie

 

 

Carol Weston writes for kids, teens, and grown-ups and has been the advice columnist at Girls' Life since 1994. Newsweek calls her a "Teen Dear Abby." Her twelve books include The Diary of Melanie Martin and the three additional titles in the Melanie Martin series, as well as several nonfiction titles for young women. She lives in New York City. Visit her at www.carolweston.com.

- See more at: http://www.centerforfiction.org/calendar/kidsread-ava-amp-pip-by-carol-weston#sthash.bBzCsZ7j.dpuf