Jacqueline Woodson

2016–17 Visiting Fellow

Jacqueline Woodson is an award-winning writer of books for children and young adults. She is known for Miracle’s Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl DreamingAfter Tupac and D FosterFeathers, and Show Way. Her recent books include Harbor MeThe Day You Begin, and Red at the Bone. For her lifetime contribution as a children’s writer, Woodson won the Margaret Edwards Award in 2005. She won the National Book Award in 2014 in the category of Young People’s Literature for Brown Girl Dreaming, and was nominated in Fiction for Another Brooklyn. She is a 2020 MacArthur Fellow and a recipient of a 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award.

The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship was created in 2013 to nurture and sustain a heritage as old as the Library itself: deepening French-American understanding. The Visiting Fellowship offer writers and researchers an opportunity to pursue a creative project in Paris for a month or longer while participating actively in the life of the American Library.

The Visiting Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of The de Groot Foundation.

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