Thursday, March 11, 2010

Jacqueline Woodson Visits Howard County

Noted (& super COOL!) Author Visits Books Alive!

Books Alive host Barb Langridge interviews author Jacqueline Woodson about her career as an author of books for children and adolescents. Woodson is best known for book "Miracle's Boys" which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001 and her Newbery Honor winning "After Tupac & D Foster," "Feathers" and "Show Way." Her work is filled with strong African American themes and generally written for a young adult audience.

Newbery Honor book recipient Jacqueline Woodson is the author of 25 books, including 8 picture books, 6 middle grade books, and 11 young adult novels. Her novel After Tupac and D Foster was named a Newbery Honor Book. WITS Founder Marvin Hoffman in the Houston Chronicle writes, “Jacqueline Woodson is a phenomenon. Her picture books and chapter books emerge at a stunning rate and grow richer and deeper with time.”

From Miss Jones:

This is worth watching, kids...I've seen this lovely author speak before and she's a whole lot of AWEsome! Very cool, refreshing, smart, and totally tuned into today's kids & teens! If you ever wanted to write a book...WATCH this show!

Books Alive is broadcast on Sundays at 6:00 pm, Tuesdays at 11:00 am, 2:00, 7:00, and 10:00 pm, and Saturdays at 10:00 pm. on HCPSS TV, channels 42 (Verizon) and 95 (Comcast).

photo credit: from Ms. Woodson's author website

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