For Women’s History Month and Children’s Reading Month, I
decided to highlight a favorite author of mine: Jacqueline
For more than 20 years, this thought-provoking and acclaimed
author has thrilled audiences young and old alike with real life
topics that reflect black and brown communities of color.
Whether dealing with no longer being the only child in Pecan
Pie Baby or having a loved one in jail in Visiting Day; Woodman
reaches everyday people with her characters who resemble
ordinary black and brown folks like me and you!
Woodson’s works have been translated into multiple languages
throughout the world introducing this black woman author to
millions of readers worldwide. Her protagonist reflects teenage
and young adults’ lives with subject matter like teen pregnancy,
death of a child by the police, interracial dating, mental illness
and teen suicide among many of her book titles. If you haven’t
had the opportunity to read any of Jacqueline Woodson’s
works, add them to your reading list.