Join us as we welcome Jacqueline Woodson for a free, in-store reading, Q&A, and signing for her new adult novel, ANOTHER BROOKLYN. This event is open to everyone. No reservation required.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
The acclaimed New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning author of Brown Girl Dreaming delivers her first adult novel in twenty years.
Running into a long-ago friend sets memory from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything until it wasn t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighborhood streets, Brooklyn was a place where they believed that they were beautiful, talented, brilliant a part of a future that belonged to them.
But beneath the hopeful veneer, there was another Brooklyn, a dangerous place where grown men reached for innocent girls in dark hallways, where ghosts haunted the night, where mothers disappeared. A world where madness was just a sunset away and fathers found hope in religion.
Like Louise Meriwether's Daddy Was a Number Runner and Dorothy Allison's Bastard Out of Carolina, Jacqueline Woodson's Another Brooklyn heartbreakingly illuminates the formative time when childhood gives way to adulthood the promise and peril of growing up and exquisitely renders a powerful, indelible, and fleeting friendship that united four young lives.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jacqueline Woodson writes books for both children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle's Boys, which won the Coretta Scott King Award in 2001, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac & D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way.
For her lifetime contribution as a children's writer, Woodson won the Margaret Edwards Award in 2005 and she was the U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014. She won the National Book Award in 2014 in the category of "Young People's Literature" for Brown Girl Dreaming.
In January 2016 The American Library Association announced that Jacqueline Woodson will deliver the 2017 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture, which recognizes significant contribution to children's literature.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640