Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Celebrating Women's History Month

February 12, 1963
Columbus, Ohio
Prolific Writer of 22 titles for children and young adults.

There are times when I'm thinking the stuff I'm thinking and writing the stuff I'm writing, and then something happens in the world and I'm like “jeez, why even bother” --- there was something about his [Tupac's] work that made me respect and value my own work in the world even more.

Jacqueline Woodson


Amias said...

I am not familiar with "Women History Month", please enlighten me, as I feel so stupid right now.

susan said...

Don't feel stupid. Just jump on the wagon. Women's History Month is March. Find more about the history here.

Thinking Aloud said...

Hey Susan,

I have seen Jacqueline Woodson several times giving the opening address at Columbia University- Teacher's College. She was dynamic every time. One of my favorite books that I use with my students is "The Other Side".

GirlGriot said...

I love Jacqueline Woodson! I was lucky enough to work at a community center several years ago where she spent a week working with the different age groups served by the center. My adult literacy class read I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, and the teens read If You Come Softly. We had such a wonderful time working with her.

susan said...

Hey GirlGriot,
I've read both as well as Lena, the sequel to IHMTT. We have several of her titles. I intend to read and house her entire collection.

evelyn.n.alfred said...

What a wonderful distraction from my writing. Maybe you are her number one fan.*smile* I can't wait till she comes back out my way again.