Book List:38 titles
  • An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary African-American family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.Two black families from differ...


  • National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson and two-time Pura Belpré Illustrator Award winner Rafael López have teamed up to create a poignant, yet heartening book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. There wi...


  • Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jacqueline Woodson's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students ...



  • Running into a long-ago friend sets memories from the 1970s in motion for August, transporting her to a time and a place where friendship was everything -- until it wasn’t. For August and her girls, sharing confidences as they ambled through neighb...


  • In this moving picture book from multi-award winning author Jacqueline Woodson, a young girl and her grandmother prepare for a very special day--the one day a month they get to visit the girl's father in prison. "Only on visiting day is there chicken...


  • The story of one family’s journey north during the Great Migration starts with a little girl in South Carolina who finds a rope under a tree one summer. She has no idea the rope will become part of her family’s history. But for three generations,...


  • Each kindness makes the world a little better Chloe and her friends won't play with the new girl, Maya. Maya is different--she wears hand-me-downs and plays with old-fashioned toys. Every time Maya tries to join Chloe and her gang, they reject her...


  • CJ just blew the half-mile relay for his track team, but the race on his mind is the one that's happening off the field in this short story from all-star author Jacqueline Woodson....






  • Laurel would do anything to turn back time -- to tell her mother and grandmother not to stay home near the beach with a hurricane coming to say no when her boyfriend, T-Boom, the co-captain of the basketball team, offers her that first hit of moon ...


  • Gia is tired of hearing about the new baby. It hasn't even been born yet, but everyone, even her friends, seem fixated on it. Gia thinks things are fine just the way they are! And she's worried: if the baby's such a big deal now, what's going to happ...


  • Melanin Sun has a lot to say. But sometimes itas hard to speak his mind, so he fills up notebooks with his thoughts instead. He writes about his mom a lota theyare about as close as they can be, because they have no other family. So when she suddenly...


  • Twelve-year-old Lonnie is fi nally feeling at home with his foster family. But because heas living apart from his little sister, Lili, he decides itas his job to be the aremembereraaand write down everything that happens while theyare growing up. Lon...


  • D Foster showed up a few months before Tupac got shot that first time. When D Foster enters Neeka's and her best friend's lives, their world opens up. D's the kind of girl that's been places and attracts attention. Before long the three are insepa...


  • Johnson and his sister Beebee seem to be all alone in the world. Their mama has gone away many times before, but something tells them she won’t be coming back this time.  Then a social worker comes and takes them to stay with their aunt Gracie, wh...


  • Now that Grandpa€™s gone, Sarah tries to remember what he used to say about the garden. Like us, he would tell her, a part of it never dies. Everything and everyone goes on and on. But Sarah feels very sad, even though Grandma and all the relativ...


  • Teeka’s family had a picnic this Sunday past.  Everyone was there, from mean old cousin Terrance who put fake flies on the sweet corn,  to Bible-toting Reverend Luke to Auntie Kim (Teeka’s all-time favorite).  And they were all dreading the ar...


  • Frannie doesn't know what to make of the poem she's reading in school. She hasn't thought much about hope. There are so many other things to think about. Each day, her friend Samantha seems a bit more "holy." There is a new boy in class everyone is c...


  • Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureWinner of a Newbery Honor!Soonie's great-grandma was just seven years old when she was sold to a big plantation without her ma and pa, and with only some fabric an...


  • Ada Ruth's mama must go away to Chicago to work, leaving Ada Ruth and Grandma behind. It's war time, and women are needed to fill the men's jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They...


  • You are so light you move with the wind and the snow.... And it lifts you up--over a world of sadness and anger and fear. Over a world of first kisses and hands touching and someone you're falling in love with. She's there now. Right there... Miah an...


  • Eleven-year-old Lonnie lives with Miss Edna, who is always telling him to be quiet. But there's a lot going on in Lonnie's head. His English teacher, Ms Marcus, encourages him to write everything down, quickly, before his thoughts disappear. So Lonni...


  • Having been forced to move with her family to a new town and live under new identities, Evie Thomas no longer has her community, best friend, or grandmother around and finds her world an unbearably lonely and confusing place as even her own family ch...


  • Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s LiteratureClover's mom says it isn't safe to cross the fence that segregates their African-American side of town from the white side where Anna lives. But the two girls stri...


  • Seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Lafayette, this is the story of three brothers, each locked in their own grief and guilt after the sudden death of their mother. Deep feelings and family secrets are revealed as, despite the odds against them, the...


  • in Places I Never Meant to Be

    "What effect does the climate of censorship] have on a writer?....It's "chilling." It's easy to become discouraged, to second-guess everything you write. There seemed to be no one to stand up to the censors....so I began to speak out about my exper...


  • At the end of I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, Lena and her younger sister, Dion, set off on their own, desperate to escape their abusive father. Disguised as boys, they hitchhike along, traveling in search of their mother's relatives. They don't kno...


  • IT STARTED, LIKE MANY THINGS START, WITH A GLANCE. . . . Jeremiah and Elisha. Miah and Ellie. Those are their names -- but words are fragile and illusory. They could both tell you about the moment they first saw each other, in the crowded hallway ...


  • Set apart by her parents' interracial marriage, Staggerlee feels even more alienated during her 13th summer due to her confused longing for her friend Hazel....







  • In her first adult novel, Woodson--already acclaimed in both the African-American and lesbian and gay worlds for her award-winning short fiction--paints a moving portrait of childhood, family, and community that takes into account both the destructio...


  • The young detective team from the public television program, Ghostwriter, is on the case when a prized family heirloom and a rare copy of Frederick Douglass's autobiography disappear at a family reunion. Original....


  • A collection of cool postcards featuring puzzles, codes, riddles, a flip movie, and photos of the Ghostwriter team offers kids fun opportunities to complete the activities and then mail them to their friends. Original....


  • Twelve-year-old Marie is a leader among the popular black girls in Chauncey, Ohio, a prosperous black suburb. She isn't looking for a friend when Lena Bright, a white girl, appears in school. Yet they are drawn to each other because both have lost th...


  • A final entry in the popular series about Margaret and Maizon finds the two friends facing changes in their lives, including having Maizon meet her father for the first time when he comes back to live at her Grandma's house. Reprint....


  • Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Maizon takes the biggest step in her life when she accepts a scholarship to boarding school and says good-bye to her grandmother and her best friend, Margaret. Bl...


  • Twelve-year-old Feni doesn't see why her mother, who is already way too busy with her job, offers to take in her old college friend's fifteen-year-old daughter. Sure enough, sparks fly when Rebecca, a street-smart girl from Harlem, comes to spend the...


  • Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Margaret loves her parents and hanging out with her best friend, Maizon. Then it happens, like a one-two punch, during the summer she turns eleven: first, Margare...