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Visiting Day

Written by Jacqueline Woodson & illustrated by James Ransome
Published by Puffin Books
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Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

In this moving picture book from multi-award winning author Jacqueline Woodson, a young girl and her grandmother prepare for a very special day–the one day a month they get to visit the girl’s father in prison. “Only on visiting day is there chicken frying in the kitchen at 6 a.m, and Grandma in her Sunday dress, humming soft and low.” As the little girl and her grandmother get ready, her father, who adores her, is getting ready, too, and readers get to join the community of families who make the trip together, as well as the triumphant reunion between father and child, all told in Woodson’s trademark lyrical style, and beautifully illusrtrated by James Ransome.

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Who Wrote Visiting Day

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Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson (www.jacquelinewoodson.com) was the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and she received the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. She is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her New York Times bestselling memoir BROWN GIRL DREAMING, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Her recent adult book, Another Brooklyn, was a National Book Award finalist. Born on February 12th in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York and graduated from college with a B.A. in English. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a four-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. Her books include THE OTHER SIDE, EACH KINDNESS, Caldecott Honor Book COMING ON HOME SOON; Newbery Honor winners FEATHERS, SHOW WAY, and AFTER TUPAC AND D FOSTER, and MIRACLE’S BOYS—which received the LA Times Book Prize and the Coretta Scott King Award and was adapted into a miniseries directed by Spike Lee. Jacqueline is also the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement for her contributions to young adult literature, the winner of the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and was the 2013 United States nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

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Who Illustrated Visiting Day

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James Ransome

James Ransome has illustrated many picture books including the Coretta Scott King Award-winner The Creation, the Coretta Scott King Honor-winner Uncle Jed’s Barbershop, and This is the Rope by Jaqueline Woodson. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York, with his wife. Visit James at www.jamesransome.com.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780147516084
Publication Date:
August 11, 2015
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0147516080
Lexile:
AD520L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
64191
ATOS Book Level:
3.6
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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