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Jacqueline Woodson

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Discovering my love of words | Jacqueline Woodson

TED Talks Daily

Jacqueline Woodson writes books to be savored. She is best known for her memoir "Brown Girl Dreaming" along with her works "After Tupac and D Foster," "Feathers" and "Show Way." Her accolades include the MacArthur "Genius Grant" and the National Book Award. In this excerpt of a conversation she had with Debbie Millman on the podcast Design Matters, Jacqueline talks about how she discovered her deep love of reading and writing and how she went from struggling with words as a child to becoming an illustrious writer as an adult. This episode is part of the TED Talks Daily summer book club, a series featuring talks and interviews to inspire your next great read.


3 Aug 2022

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Jacqueline Woodson - Archive Interview (4/18/22)

Write The Book: Conversations on Craft

An interview from the archives with Jacqueline Woodson, about her National Book Award winning memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Books). Have you ever tried to write a story in verse? Not necessarily a long story. Maybe an anecdote you would share with a friend about something that happened to you on a random Monday afternoon. This week’s Write the Book Prompt is to consider a story from your life, and write about it in verse. If it will help, set yourself some rules before you begin. If you don’t like rhymes, don’t worry about rhymes. You can make your verse fit some syllabic intention, you can create a pantoum, in which the last line is often the same as the first, or an abecedarian, which spells out the alphabet, word by word or line by line. There are many ways to write verse, and the poet is in charge. Good luck with your work in the coming week, and tune in next week for another prompt or suggestion. Music Credit: Aaron Shapiro 726


30 Apr 2022

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Women Authors (w/ Jacqueline Woodson)

In Fact with Chelsea Clinton

This week on the season finale of In Fact, Chelsea is sitting down with best-selling and award winning author Jacqueline Woodson. They discuss her early inspirations, the importance and recent politicization of children’s books, the progress we’ve made towards equality and what’s next - in the publishing industry and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


7 Apr 2022

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Best of Design Matters: Jacqueline Woodson

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

In her inspiring creative journey, author Jacqueline Woodson went from struggling with words as a child to mastering them today.


14 Mar 2022

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Jacqueline Woodson: The Year We Learned to Fly

Well-Read Black Girl with Glory Edim

Glory and Jacqueline Woodson, MacArthur Genius Award winner, talk about her latest children’s book, The Year We Learned to Fly. In this episode, they also discuss Woodson’s writing trajectory, the value of artists' residencies, and how she feels about her place in history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


15 Feb 2022

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Jacqueline Woodson, THE YEAR WE LEARNED TO FLY

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books™️

National Book Award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson joins Zibby to talk about her latest picture book, The Year We Learned to Fly. Although the book is a retelling of an African American folk tale that captures what it means to escape through your imagination rather than through your body, Jacqueline shares how she began writing it before the pandemic began and the story has taken on so much more meaning as a result of Covid. Jacqueline also tells Zibby about when she knew she wanted to be a writer, what it has been like to meet a number of her earliest readers as adults, and which books she currently loves.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3K9pyGoBookshop: https://bit.ly/3GDdIlmSubscribe to Zibby's weekly newsletter here. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.


16 Jan 2022

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Why the Bodega Doors Opened For Jacqueline Woodson

First Draft with Sarah Enni

Jacqueline Woodson is a 2020 MacArthur Genius fellow, National Book Award winner, Newberry, Caldecott, and Coretta Scott King winner, former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming, Red at the Bone, Another Brooklyn, Before the Ever After and many, many more. She joins us to talk about her picture books with Rafael López, The Day You Begin and The Year We Learned to Fly.


13 Jan 2022

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Jacqueline Woodson's RED AT THE BONE - July 2021 Unabridged Book Club


In this Unabridged Book Club discussion, we talk about Jacqueline Woodson's Red at the Bone. Spoiler alert: we all loved this powerful, tightly woven story. We pair this one with Randi Pink’s Angel of Greenwood, Tommy Orange’s There There, and Brit Bennett’s The Mothers. Visit the Unabridged website for our full show notes and links to the books mentioned in the episode. Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page. Want to support Unabridged? Follow us @unabridgedpod on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. | Join our Unabridged Podcast Reading Challenge. | Visit our curated list of books at Bookshop.org. | Become a patron on Patreon. | Check out our Merch Store. | Visit the resources available in our Teachers Pay Teachers store.


7 Jul 2021

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"Another Brooklyn" by Jacqueline Woodson

BOOKED SOLID: A New Canaan Library Podcast for Young Adults, New Adults, and the Forever Young Adult at Heart

Celebrating our One Author New Canaan visit by Jacqueline Woodson by embracing her unique voice in poetic prose. Kathleen and Sam consider unreliable memory and discomfort reads, upcoming poetry month and summer books.


18 Mar 2021

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Jacqueline Woodson

Design Matters with Debbie Millman


15 Mar 2021