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Jacqueline Woodson

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I used to say I’d be a teacher or a lawyer or a hairdresser when I grew up but even as I said these things, I knew what made me happiest was writing.

I wrote on everything and everywhere. I remember my uncle catching me writing my name in graffiti on the side of a building. (It was not pretty for me when my mother found out.) I wrote on paper bags and my shoes and denim binders. I chalked stories across sidewalks and penciled tiny tales in notebook margins. I loved and still love watching words flower into sentences and sentences blossom into stories.

I also told a lot of stories as a child. Not “Once upon a time” stories but basically, outright lies. I loved lying and getting away with it! There was something about telling the lie-story and
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Jacqueline Woodson I love everything about being a writer. Right now, the best thing is winning the National Book Award and being able to work in my pajamas!…moreI love everything about being a writer. Right now, the best thing is winning the National Book Award and being able to work in my pajamas!(less)
Jacqueline Woodson No such thing. It's actually fear that you're battling but people thought it was okay to give it a different name -- mainly because they were afraid…moreNo such thing. It's actually fear that you're battling but people thought it was okay to give it a different name -- mainly because they were afraid to call it what it really is -- Fear. I try to live my life without being afraid of what people will think or say and as a result, I am able to write.(less)
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“You can't always be pushing people away. Someday nobody'll come back.”
Jacqueline Woodson, The Dear One

“Time comes to us softly, slowly. It sits beside us for a while. Then, long before we are ready, it moves on.”
Jacqueline Woodson, If You Come Softly

“I wouldn't mind the early autumn
if you came home today
I'd tell you how much I miss you
and know I'd be okay.

It's funny how we never know
exactly how our life will go
It's funny how a dream can fade
with the break of day.

Time can't erase the memory
and time can't bring you home
Last Summer was a part of me
and now a part is gone.

—Margaret”
Jacqueline Woodson, Last Summer with Maizon

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