Jacqueline Woodson

By: Hannah C. and Miguel M.


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Background Information:

v She was born on February 12 1964 in Columbus, Ohio
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v Went to school at the local public schools. She remembers that she loved English class, and “anything to do with writing.”
v When she was in grade school, she wrote a poem about martin Luther king Jr. It was so good that no one believed she could have written it.
v Awards: The Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott Kind Award, Newberry Honor Medal, Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifeline Achievement, National Book Award, ALA Notable, Parent’s Choice Award

Something Interesting:

When she was a toddler, she did a series of advertisements for Alaga Syrup in Ebony Magazine. Even though she was only two, she looked a lot older and the ads that ran often featured her as a school-aged child thinking about Alaga Syrup.

Books :

  • Last Sumer with Maizon
  • Maizon at Blue Hill
  • Between Madison and Palmetto
  • Locomotion
  • Feather
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  • Peace, Locomotion
  • Miracle's Boys
  • Hush



Sources:

  • "Jacqueline Woodson." Biography for Beginners. Spring 2011: 65-80. SIRS Discoverer. Web. 28 Mar 2012.
  • http://www.jacquelinewoodson.com/alaga.shtmlI
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