Please join us on Wednesday, February 2 for a special presentation from New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson. In her acclaimed memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, Ms. Woodson uses verse to tell her family story, recount her experience growing up amid the remnants of Jim Crow and the growing Civil Rights movement, and reflect on the joy of finding her voice through writing. Ms. Woodson will discuss her experiences and her writing, followed by a Q&A with questions from Facing History students.
If you'd like to read along, Brown Girl Dreaming is available for purchase here.
This event is made possible in partnership with International Paper and brings together hundreds of students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members.
Jacqueline Woodson is the critically-acclaimed author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, and children, including New York Times bestsellers Red at the Bone and Brown Girl Dreaming. Her award-winning memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, recounts what it was like to grow up as an African American in the 1960s and 1970s, living with the remnants of Jim Crow and her growing awareness of the Civil Rights movement. Among her many accolades, Woodson is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. For more information on this Speaker please visit prhspeakers.com.
This event will be streamed on Youtube Live. If your school blocks or restricts the use of YouTube, please connect with your school's IT administrator to gain access to this event.
All of Facing History's YouTube streams are in the category "Non-Profits and Activism" and our entire YouTube Channel is set to "Made for Kids". "Made for Kids" disables commenting and live chat. School districts typically allow the "Non-Profits and Activism" category. Therefore, our live and recorded streams should not be blocked in Restricted Mode. Please confirm with your school's IT department.
If you would like to share this event with your students, you can project it for them in your classroom, share your screen in a virtual meeting platform like Zoom, or share the YouTube link with them directly.
Please contact River Park at [email protected] with any questions.
This event is made possible in partnership with International Paper.