March 20, 2018

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Jacqueline Woodson’s ‘Brown Girl Dreaming’ Wins 2014 National Book Award

browngirldreamingJacqueline Woodson’s book Brown Girl Dreaming (Nancy Paulsen Bks./Penguin) has won the National Book Award for young people’s literature.

Finalists in the young people’s literature category include Eliot Schrefer’s Threatened (Scholastic); Steve Sheinkin’s The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights (Roaring Brook/Macmillan); John Corey Whaley’s Noggin (Atheneum/S. & S.); and Deborah Wiles’s Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy, Book Two (Scholastic).

The judges in the young people’s literature category were Sharon M. Draper, Starr LaTronica, Dave Shallenberger, Sherri L. Smith, and Rebecca Stead.

Watch Jacqueline Woodson read from and discuss Brown Girl Dreaming at School Library Journal‘s 2014 Day of Dialog.

Read SLJ reviews of the winner and finalists.

Read the National Book Foundation press release announcing 2014 winners and finalists in all categories.