Congratulations to Jacqueline Woodson on receiving the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award! The jury wrote the following in their citation:
“Jacqueline Woodson introduces us to resilient young people fighting to find a place where their lives can take root. In language as light as air, she tells stories of resounding richness and depth. Jacqueline Woodson captures a unique poetic note in a daily reality divided between sorrow and hope.”
Read the full press release here.