Thu August 23, 2012
A Chat with Jacqueline Woodson, Winner of the Tulsa Library Trust's Anne V. Zarrow Award
On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with the Brooklyn-based children's and YA author, Jacqueline Woodson, who is the winner of the Tulsa Library Trust's 2012 Anne V. Zarrow Award for Young Readers' Literature. She's written more than 20 books thus far in her career --- many if not most of them concerning the modern African-American experience, especially from a young person's perspective --- and she's probably best known for "Miracle's Boys," her award-winning YA novel that filmmaker Spike Lee made into a mini-series in 2002. Woodson will be given the Zarrow Award at a ceremony at the TCCL's Central Library (at 4th and Denver) tomorrow night (Friday the 24th) at 7pm; she will also participate in an event on Saturday morning (the 25th) at 10am at the Hardesty Regional Library (at 8316 East 93rd Street). You'll learn more about Woodson's books, and about her upcoming appearances in Tulsa, at this link.