Library Author Spotlight



back to school with 

Jacqueline Woodson


Jacqueline Woodson is an award-winning writer for children and adults. She is the recipient of a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award. She was the 2018–2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, and in 2015, she was named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She received the 2014 National Book Award for her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, the NAACP Image Award, and a Sibert Honor. Woodson lives in Brooklyn, NY

Common Read

the day you begin

At the begining of the school year, all grades with be reading The Day You Begin, by Woodson. It’s not easy to take those first steps into a place where nobody really knows you yet....and this book will help the students connect with Dr. Welsch, the new CK librarian.  This book has been on the New York Times Bestseller list many tiimes. New beginings start today!




Check out the other books by Jacqueline Woodson that are available at the CK libraray, and your local public library:

each kindnessfeathers locomotion