Jacqueline Woodson in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald
June 1, 2017, 7:00 PM
Jacqueline Woodson’s Another Brooklyn exquisitely renders a powerful and indelible but fleeting friendship that united four young lives. For August and her girls, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant--a part of a future that belonged to them. But beneath the hopeful veneer was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. Another Brooklyn is the first adult novel in 20 years from the National Book Award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming.
Jacqueline Woodson is the bestselling author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children, including the New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which won the 2014 National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, an NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation, and she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a four-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, among many prizes and honors. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.