Jacqueline Woodson

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Birthday
12, 1963
Birthplace
Ohio
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
12, 1963 (age 55)
Birthplace
Ohio

About

American author whose work is notable for its themes of racial and sexual identity. Among her most acclaimed books is 2014's Brown Girl Dreaming, which received the National Book Award, Newbery Medal and NAACP Image Award.

Before Fame

She studied Drama at Howard University and received her B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985.

Trivia

Her novel Miracle's Boys was adapted into a six-part miniseries directed by Spike Lee, LaVar Burton and others in 2002.

Family Life

She has a daughter named Toshi Georgianna and a son named Jackson-Lero.

Associated With

She has cited the work of novelist Toni Morrison as a key influence.