Writers Project of Ghana

Author For July -- Jacqueline Woodson


Writers Project of Ghana and Goethe-Institut Ghana proudly present American author, Jacqueline Woodson for the July edition of our public reading series. Jacqueline Woodson is an award-winning American writer and the 2018 -- 2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

Jacqueline Woodson is the author of more than a dozen award winning books for adults, young adults, middle graders and children. Some of her titles include The Other Side (2001), Miracle Boys (2000), Brown Girl Dreaming (2014), Another Brooklyn (2016), The Day You Begin (2018) and most recently, Red at the Bone ( 2019).

Her successful career in writing has made her a recognized voice in Young Adult fiction, dealing with themes of race, identity and belonging especially from a black point of view. She is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a four-time National Book Award finalist, a recipient of the LA Times Book Prize and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner.

In 2015, Woodson was named the Young Peoples Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She is also the author of several picture books for children such as Each Kindness (2012) and The Day You Begin (2018) which both won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. In addition, Her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming won the National Book Award, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award, Newbery Honor Award, NAACP Image Award and a Sibert Honor. She also received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and Children’s Literature Legacy Award. Her book Another Brooklyn, was a National Book Award finalist. She also received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and the Children’s Literature Legacy Award.

Jacqueline lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.

You are welcome to join us for this reading and discussion session with Jacqueline Woodson. 

Date: 31st July, 2019

Time: 7.00 PM - 8.30 PM

Admittance is Free.

Venue: Goethe-Institut, 30 Kakramadu Close, East Cantonments, Accra.


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