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  • Bibliography:
    42 Books (4 Series)
  • First Book:
    April 1990
  • Latest Book:
    October 2023
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Full Series List in Order

Lonnie

1 - Locomotion (Jan-2003)
2 - Peace, Locomotion (Jan-2009)

Margaret and Maizon

1 - Last Summer With Maizon (Apr-1990)
2 - Maizon at Blue Hill (Sep-1992)
3 - Between Madison and Palmetto (Apr-1993)

Related Books

1 - If You Come Softly (Oct-1998)
2 - Behind You (Jun-2004)

Related Books - 2

1 - I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This (Apr-1994)
2 - Lena (Apr-1999)

Multi-Author Series List

Ghostwriter

Write Now! (Jun-1994)
The Book Chase (Aug-1994)

Book List in Order: 42 titles



  • 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, Margaret's father dies of a heart attack, and then Maizon is accepted at an expensive boarding ...



  • An intriguing look at teen pregnancy from a three-time Newbery Honor winning authorFeni is furious when she finds out that her mother has agreed to take a fifteen-year-old pregnant girl into their home until her baby is born. What kind of girl would ...



  • 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. Blue Hill is beautiful, and challenging-but there are only five black students, and the ot...



  • Margaret and Maizon are back together on Madison Street, but their friendship is different now. Margaret needs more time alone, and it's not just the two of them any more-their new neighbor and classmate, Caroline, has become part of their lives. Bu...



  • 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 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....



  • 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....



  • 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...



  • A distinguished anthology of excerpts from some fine modern writing.—The New York Times In this very special anthology, Jacqueline Woodson shares the writings that inspired her as a young African-American growing up in Brooklyn. Within these pag...






  • 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....



  • 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 ...



  • 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...



  • "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 experie...



  • 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...



  • Jacqueline Woodson is the 2018-2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

    Clover'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 gi...



  • A powerfully moving novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author Evie Thomas is not who she used to be. Once she had a best friend, a happy home and a loving grandmother living nearby. Once her name was Toswiah. Now, everything is different. ...



  • Finalist for the National Book AwardWhen Lonnie was seven years old, his parents died in a fire. Now he's eleven, and he still misses them terribly. And he misses his little sister, Lili, who was put into a different foster home because "not a lot of...



  • 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...



  • 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...






  • Winner 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 and needles to call her own. She pieced together bright patches with names like North Sta...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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 ...






  • 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....



  • 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...



  • 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,...



  • 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...



  • 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...



  • 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's first middle-grade novel since National Book Award winner Brown Girl Dreaming celebrates the healing that can occur when a group of students share their stories. It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--...



  • An unexpected teenage pregnancy pulls together two families from different social classes, and exposes the private hopes, disappointments, and longings that can bind or divide us from each other, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book ...



  • National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson's stirring novel explores how a family moves forward when their glory days have passed. For as long as ZJ can remember, his dad has been everyone's hero. As a charming, talented pro football st...



  • Jacqueline Woodson and Rafael López's highly anticipated companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller The Day You Begin illuminates the power in each of us to face challenges with confidence. On a dreary, stuck-inside kind of day, a brothe...






  • Two children’s book superstars -- #1 New York Times bestseller Jacqueline Woodson, the author of The Day You Begin, and Leo Espinosa, the illustrator of Islandborn­ -- join forces to celebrate the joy and freedom of summer in the city, which is gl...



  • National Book Award winner Jacqueline Woodson brings readers a powerful story that delves deeply into life’s burning questions about time and memory and what we take with us into the future. It seems like Sage’s whole world is on fire the summ...



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    When Adon is selected as the annual virgin sacrifice to the forest goddess Ygdria, he was terrified. What he doesn't know is that the goddess doesn't intend to devour him. She wants him for an entirely different kind of indulgence. Adon may find that...


Award-Winning Books by Jacqueline Woodson

After Tupac and D Foster
2009 Children's Book Committee Award -- Fiction
Another Brooklyn
2017 Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary Award -- Fiction
Before the Ever After
2021 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author
Coming on Home Soon
2004 Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) -- Recommended
Each Kindness
2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award -- Picture Book Text
2013 Jane Addams Children's Book Award -- Bks for Younger Children
The House You Pass on the Way
1997 Lambda Literary Award -- Children/Young Adult
If You Come Softly
2001 Black-Eyed Susan Award -- High School
2001 Virginia Readers Choice Award -- High School
Miracle's Boys
2000 L.A. Times Book Prize -- Young Adult Literature
2001 Coretta Scott King Award -- Author
The Other Side
2001 New Atlantic Independent Booksellers Association Award -- Picture Book
2001 Parents Choice Award (Spring) (1998-2007) -- Approved
2002 Children's Books of Distinction Award -- Picture Book
Peace, Locomotion
2010 Audies -- Teen


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Jacqueline Woodson has published 42 books.

Jacqueline Woodson does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Remember Us, was published in October 2023.

The first book by Jacqueline Woodson, Last Summer With Maizon, was published in April 1990.

Yes. Jacqueline Woodson has 4 series.