Jacqueline Woodson is National Book Award winner and New York Times best-selling author. Over five million of her books are in print, translated into 17 languages, and many are used in educational instruction across the country. Last year, the Library of Congress named her the national ambassador for young people’s literature. Jacqueline Woodson claims Greenville, South Carolina, as home. She embraces Nicholtown as her community, and though life has hurled her across the globe and into the fabric of New York, she has never lost touch with her roots. Jacqueline will be back in Greenville on Tuesday, October 8, in the Sanctuary of First Baptist, at 7:00pm. She will be reading from and speaking about her newest book, Red at the Bone. We are delighted to be hosting this event in conjunction with local bookseller Fiction Addiction.
Red at the Bone does what Jacqueline always does best. The poetic novel introduces us to two Brooklyn families. Our engagement with these families allows us to explore a multitude of social issues that have an impact on all of our lives, communities and histories: sexuality, identity, ambition, gentrification, education, social status, the struggles of parenting and more. We live in a complex world. Jacqueline does not avoid these complexities in her writing, but rather embraces them, guides us toward them, and positions us for greater understanding and hope.
I hope you will clear your calendar for this wonderful event. Her books will be on sale at the church that evening. For more information, please contact Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.