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A Conversation with Award Winning Author Jacqueline Woodson Concludes New Canaan Library’s One Author New Canaan Community Read
March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
New Canaan Library’s biennial community read this March honored the work of award-winning author and 2020 MacArthur Fellow, Jacqueline Woodson, author of more than two dozen award-winning books for adults, young adults, middle graders, and children. On Tuesday, March 30th the Library concludes a month of vibrant virtual programming and events that explored the themes found within her books with a live webinar conversation by Ms. Woodson, aimed at a multi-generational audience. Ms. Woodson’s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a conversation more pertinent to families, then segue into the second part at 7:45 p.m., when she will direct her conversation to readers of her adult books.
Jacqueline Woodson is the critically acclaimed author of more than two dozen award-winning books for adults, young adults, middle graders, and children, including New York Times bestsellers, Red at the Bone and Brown Girl Dreaming. She was most recently the recipient of the 2021 Coretta Scott King (Author) Award for Before the Ever After. Her adult novel Another Brooklyn was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award in Fiction. Among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. She was named the 2015 Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation, the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress and was selected for 2020 MacArthur Genius fellowship. Woodson was also the 2020 recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award, the highest international recognition given to an author and illustrator of children’s books. For more information on this speaker please visit prhspeakers.com.
This year’s community read has once again made possible by a generous grant from the Horizon Foundation.