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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!
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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