JMRL Same Page Presents: Jacqueline Woodson

Wed. March 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

V. Earl Dickinson Building, Piedmont VA Community College

501 College Drive, Charlottesville, Va. 22902

Sponsored by: Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library and the W. K. Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation initiative

Hosted by: Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

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Jefferson-Madison Regional Library’s Same Page community-wide reading series invites residents to discuss Jacqueline Woodson’s National Book Award winning memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming. Woodson will read from her work and take community questions before signing books, which will be available for purchase onsite. For more about Same Page, visit jmrl.org/samepage. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Unable to attend? This program will be livestreamed on the Virginia Festival of the Book  Facebook page and archived for future viewing.

Why should you attend?

“The writer’s passion for stories and storytelling permeates the memoir, explicitly addressed in her early attempts to write books and implicitly conveyed through her sharp images and poignant observations seen through the eyes of a child. Woodson’s ability to listen and glean meaning from what she hears lead to an astute understanding of her surroundings, friends, and family.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Mesmerizing journey through [Woodson’s] early years. . . . Her perspective on the volatile era in which she grew up is thoughtfully expressed in powerfully effective verse. . . . With exquisite metaphorical verse Woodson weaves a patchwork of her life experience . . . that covers readers with a warmth and sensitivity no child should miss. This should be on every library shelf.” —School Library Journal, Starred Review

“Woodson cherishes her memories and shares them with a graceful lyricism; her lovingly wrought vignettes of country and city streets will linger long after the page is turned. For every dreaming girl (and boy) with a pencil in hand (or keyboard) and a story to share.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

 

We thank the W.K. Kellogg Foundation for their support of this program through their Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation initiative.

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