Emceed by Jane Tillman Irving, the ceremony will include a reading by the honoree followed by a conversation with Hilton Als and a special performance by Toshi Reagon.
Jacqueline Woodson is the author of Brown Girl Dreaming, and more than 30 books for children and young adults. Her recent books include the young adult novel Beneath a Meth Moon (2012) and Brown Girl Dreaming (2014), a novel in verse about Woodson’s family and segregation in the South, which won a National Book Award and Coretta Scott King Award, and was named a Newbery Honor Book. In 2015 the Poetry Foundation named her Young People’s Poet Laureate.
Friday, November 20, 2015 – 6:00 p.m.
#LangstonHughesFestival, #RockThoseReads, #SBXreads
Marian Anderson Theater at Aaron Davis Hall, The City College of New York, Convent Avenue between 133rd and 135th Streets, New York, NY
Via Total Equity Now (TEN)