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Evenings with an author: Jacqueline Woodson on race, gender, and cultural identity in her work
Wednesday 19 April 2017, 19:30

Location : The American Library in Paris

Category : Adults

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Visiting fellow Jacqueline Woodson, a 2014 National Book Award winner for Brown Girl Dreaming and  author of some three dozen books for children and adults, is spending the month at the Library. Her talk is about racial, sexual and cultural identity in her work. She also has a Q&A session for ages 8+  on 29 April at 17h.

 

About the Author

woodsonVisiting fellow Jacqueline Woodson was born in Ohio and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and Brooklyn, New York. She has written more than 30 books, mainly but not exclusively for young adults and children. She has received numerous award for her work, including the National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award and several Newbery honors. Some of her best-known works include Miracle's Boys and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl DreamingAfter Tupac and D FosterFeathers, and Show Way - all of which are available in the Library's collection. She is in Paris for the rest of the month of April. 

 

 

 

Marty Umans/Courtesy of Penguin Group USA

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