About the Author

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Jacqueline Woodson was born in Ohio, but she grew up in South Carolina and Brooklyn, New York, which is where she currently lives.
She has won the Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King, Newberry honor,Margaret A. Edwards, National books, and ALA Notable awards.

"Jacqueline Woodson." Jacqueline Woodson. 6 Mar. 2009 <http://jacquelinewoodson.com/graphics/jwoodson_MR.jpg>.

Photo of Jacqueline Woodson used with permission from her. Photo credited to Mary Umans.