Exploring Indy: Jacqueline Woodson

You are invited to step away from your law books for one night to explore Indy and hear award-winning author and Young People’s Poet Laureate Jacqueline Woodson.

Ms. Woodson is the featured speaker at the Indianapolis Public Library Foundation’s 39th Annual Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture. The lecture is Friday, April 15, 2016, at 7:00 pm, at Northview Middle School, 8401 Westfield Boulevard, Indianapolis. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the lecture is free and open to the public. Ms. Woodson will be signing books after the lecture. There will also be books available for purchase.

Jacqueline Woodson

A prolific author, Ms. Woodson has written picture books, middle school books, and young adult titles in addition to her poetry. She is the 2015-2017 Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate.

Her works have won the Newbery Honor Medal, National Book Award, Caldecott Medal, and Coretta Scott King Honor. She is also a recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement.

book cover

Her 2014 memoir is written in verse for a middle school audience.

If you don’t have the time to come out and here Ms. Woodson speak, check out her website. Any website that opens with the header “I used to say I’d be a teacher or a lawyer or a hairdresser when I grew up but even as I said these things, I knew what made me happiest was writing!” will surely inspire your young readers and authors. So take your young readers along as you view her online biography and interview, fun facts, and lighthearted FAQs.Designed for young readers and adults, you will find much inspiration and enjoyment.

The Marian McFadden Memorial Lecture Series was established by The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation with a gift from the estate of Marian McFadden, director of public libraries, from 1945-1956.

Hope to see you there!


Image credit: Poetry Foundation


About Catherine Lemmer

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