Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Getting to Know Jacqueline Woodson

    Yesterday our Lower Elementary and Upper Elementary students got to listen to Jacqueline Woodson in our library.  Author of over 30 books, Woodson enchanted and inspired students about writing. I could see in the faces of those assembled that students were taking in all that she had to offer.  A multiple Newbery Honor and Caldecott Honor winner, Woodson recited chapters from memory from her books.  The students and I loved it when she read from her picture book, Show Way holding the book for all to view while she recited word-for-word the rich history of her family.
    My own read of her books Maizon at Blue Hill and If You Come Softly confirmed for me her gift as a writer and an author who understands the world of young adult readers.

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