Jacqueline Woodson's memoir BROWN GIRL DREAMING won the 2014 National Book Award and was a NY Times Bestseller. Her novel, ANOTHER BROOKLYN, was a National Book Award finalist and an Indie Pick in 2016. Among her many awards, she the recipient of the Kurt Vonnegut Award, four Newbery Honors, two Coretta Scott King Award, and the Langston Hughes Medal. Jacqueline is the author of nearly thirty books for young people and adults including EACH KINDNESS, IF YOU COME SOFTLY, LOCOMOTION and I HADN'T MEANT TO TELL YOU THIS. She served as Young People's Poet Laureate from 2014-2016, was a fellow at The American Library in Paris, occasionally writes for the New York Times, is currently working on more books and like so many writers - lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
Featured Article: 10 Great Black Children's Authors to Hear Right Now
If you think kids’ books by African American authors are only for families of color, think again. Consider these 10 Black children’s authors who offer listens to captivate kids of all ages, interests, and ethnic variations. These 10 writers have wonderful, diverse catalogs covering many genres and time periods, and their books aren't just for African American families. Every kid can enjoy and benefit from these absorbing and entertaining listens.