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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...more


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February 2012, Jacqueline Woodson
"Her Favorite Books About Real Teen Problems: Trade vampires for these true-to-life recs from the author of Beneath a Meth Moon, a young adult novel about a Katrina refugee." ...More

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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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