Here at Tweendom, we don't often take part in press releases, however, this is Jackie Woodson. She is appearing at the 92nd Street Y, and if you are in the area this weekend, you should check this out.
-Our friends at 92Y’s Children’s Reading Series are offering free tickets to Jacqueline Woodson’s appearance this Saturday afternoon. To claim yours, write to them at Unterberg@92y.org by Friday, April 20.
Jacqueline Woodson’s award-winning books include Miracle’s Boys, Locomotion, If You Come Softly and After Tupac and D Foster. She “writes with a sure understanding of the thoughts of young people, offering a poetic, eloquent narrative that is not simply a story of nearly adolescent children, but a mature exploration of grown-up issues,” said The New York Times. Visit her website: jacquelinewoodson.com
Targeted toward 8-12 year-olds (and kids of all ages!), 92Y’s Children’s Reading Series meets on Saturday afternoons and features classic and contemporary literature read by authors and actors. In the last few years, the series has hosted Judy Blume, Brian Selznick, Jim Dale, Kate DiCamillo, Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, Natalie Babbitt and Jon Scieszka—and special events on the stories of E.B. White and Oscar Wilde, as well as a 50th anniversary event on The Phantom Tollbooth (with Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer), a 45th anniversary event on A Wrinkle In Time (with Madeleine L’Engle’s grand-daughters) and an 80th-birthday celebration of Maurice Sendak.