"Born on February 12, 1963, 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. A former drama therapist for runaways and homeless children in New York City, she now writes full-time. She has received The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Excellence in Fiction and most recently, three Coretta Scott King Honor books."
Ms.Woodson tackles difficult themes such as race, sexuality, sexual orientation, non-traditional families and more. A few of her titles include: The House You Pass On the Way, If You Come Softly, Maizon at Blue Hill and Hush.
To learn more: Jacqueline Woodson