Jacqueline Woodson Launches the 2021 MRA Conference, Keynote at 7 pm Friday

As we look ahead to spring, the Michigan Reading Association is moving its annual conference online during the weekend of March 12 to 14, 2021. On Friday evening, at 7:00 PM EST, Jacqueline Woodson, a highly-honored writer of books for children and adolescents, launches the three-day virtual conference. In fact, Jacqueline Woodson was again awarded the Coretta Scott King Book Award on January 25, 2021 for her middle grade novel Before the Ever After.

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Jacqueline Woodson is best known for her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl DreamingAfter Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way. She is a recent recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Her latest books are the picture book, The Day You Begin and the middle grade novel Harbor Me

After serving as the Young People’s Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017, she was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, by the Library of Congress, for 2018–19. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2020.

She has two kids – a girl and a boy – and two dogs and one cat. Follow Jacqueline at www.jacquelinewoodson.com or on Twitter @JackieWoodson.
Jacqueline will be speaking on Friday at 7pm EST.

As you prepare for the keynote session, enjoy a quick video visit with Woodson.

The Michigan Reading Association welcomes all members — those who are new as well as whose memberships may have lapsed — to promote literacy by renewing your membership. To update your membership for the low price of $35, click here .

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