Publisher Weekly asks National Book Award winner, Jacqueline Woodson, about her book, family history, and about the “We Need Diversity” campaign.
All I could think was “wow.” Then I thought – “Wow!!” Brown Girl Dreaming was a book I had a lot of doubts about – mainly – would this story be meaningful to anyone besides me. … When Sharon said “unanimous,” for the first time in my life, I cried in a way I had not before – spontaneously, and with both immense joy and immense sadness for the people I loved who had not lived to hear her say it and understand how amazing they were/are.
– Jacqueline Woodson’s response to finding out she was unanimously voted as this year’s National Book Award winner
To read the full story, check out Publisher Weekly’s interview!
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