Award-winning children and young adult author Jacqueline Woodson was interviewed for BookCast by Fairfax County Public Library Director Sam Clay. BookCast is sponsored by Dominion Resources through the Fairfax Library Foundation.
A prolific writer, Woodson’s books include Miracle’s Boys, which won a Coretta Scott King Award, Feathers and Show Way, which were Newbery Medal Honor recipients and Locomotion, which was a National Book Award finalist and won numerous other honors. Woodson also won the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement sponsored by School Library Journal.
Miracle’s Boys was made into a six-part series shown on “The N” television network, now known as “TeenNick,” owned by MTV. She has adapted her novel Locomotion as a play which will debut at the Kennedy Center Oct. 23-31.
Woodson admits to writing on everything as a child, graffiti on walls, on her shoes, on paper bags, on denim binders. She chalked stories on sidewalks. She also confesses to enjoying telling “lie stories.” She enjoyed telling stories and getting away with it.