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About the event

This event is free and open to the public, but please PLEASE REGISTER HERE to access Zoom link and attend. *Live captioning will be provided.

Join us for an evening with Jacqueline Woodson, award-winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming (winner of the National Book Award and a Newbery Honor), Another Brooklyn, and most recently, the New York Times bestseller, Red at the Bone. Woodson, a 2020 MacArthur “genius award” winner, will read from Another Brooklyn and join in a conversation about her work and life with Dána-Ain Davis, director of the Center for the Study of Women and Society at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Jacqueline Woodson. Photo Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Jacqueline Woodson is the recipient of a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award, and she was the 2018–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Her New York Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, won the National Book Award, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and the NAACP Image Award. She also wrote the adult books Red at the Bone, a New York Times bestseller, and Another Brooklyn, a 2016 National Book Award finalist. Her dozens of books for young readers include Before the Ever After, New York Times bestsellers The Day You Begin and Harbor Me, Newbery Honor winners Feathers, Show Way, and After Tupac and D Foster, and the picture book Each Kindness, which won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.

This event is organized by the Center for the Study of Women and Society at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Co-sponsored with The Center for Humanities, The Feminist Press, The Gotham Center for New York City History, the Graduate Center PhD Programs in Comparative Literature and English, The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC), The Graduate Center Library, the PublicsLab, and Women Writing Women’s Lives.

Please reach out to the Center for the Study of Women and Society at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.