Jacqueline Woodson


Jacqueline Woodson ( 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.

Before the Ever After
Harbor Me
The Day You Begin
This Is the Rope
Visiting Day
Brown Girl Dreaming

Most Popular Jacqueline Woodson Books

    The Day You Begin
    Rafael López, Jacqueline Woodson
    Each Kindness
    Jacqueline Woodson, E.B. Lewis
    Before the Ever After
    Jacqueline Woodson
    Harbor Me
    Jacqueline Woodson
    Brown Girl Dreaming
    Jacqueline Woodson
    The Other Side
    Jacqueline Woodson, E.B. Lewis

Book Stats


All Jacqueline Woodson Books

2020Before the Ever AfterJacqueline Woodson176
2020Harbor MeJacqueline Woodson192
2018The Day You BeginJacqueline WoodsonRafael López32
2017This Is the RopeJacqueline WoodsonJames Ransome32
2015Visiting DayJacqueline WoodsonJames Ransome32
2014Brown Girl DreamingJacqueline Woodson352
2012Each KindnessJacqueline WoodsonE.B. Lewis32
2010Pecan Pie BabyJacqueline WoodsonSophie Blackall32
2010Peace, LocomotionJacqueline Woodson176
2010Miracle's BoysJacqueline Woodson133
2010FeathersJacqueline Woodson160
2005Show WayJacqueline WoodsonHudson Talbott48
2004Coming on Home SoonJacqueline WoodsonE.B. Lewis32
2003LocomotionJacqueline Woodson144
2002Our Gracie AuntJacqueline WoodsonJon J Muth32
2001The Other SideJacqueline WoodsonE.B. Lewis32
2000Sweet, Sweet MemoryJacqueline WoodsonFloyd Cooper32
1900We Had a Picnic This Sunday PastJacqueline Woodson, Diane Greenseid32


Rafael López
E.B. Lewis
James Ransome
Hudson Talbott
Diane Greenseid
Sophie Blackall
Jon J Muth
Floyd Cooper

Book Dedications by Jacqueline Woodson

  • For Siya, Nell, and Josie
    The Day You Begin