Jacqueline Woodson Webquest


Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson wrote the book Brown Girl Dreaming in 2014. This novel won a Newberry Medal honor in 2015, the American Library Association Award, as well as the NAACP Award in 2014. This fiction novel discusses the author's childhood as an African American growing up in the 1960s in South Carolina and New York.


Your task is to find out about the author of the book Brown Girl Dreaming. Her name is Jacqueline Woodson and she is from Columbus, Ohio. In addition to a brief background of the author, you will also look into why she wrote this book and answer the question: how will you make this book important to you, how will you immerse yourself in Woodson's novel?


Site #1: Jacqueline Woodson

  • What are the two most important things you learned about Jacqueline Woodson?
  • Click on Fun Facts About Me and list two of your favorite

Site #2: NPR

  • Why do you think she wrote this novel?
  • What questions do you still have about the author?

#3: Answer the following question in 2-3 complete sentences: How will you make this book important to you?


A = completion of this task in its entirety

(3 things you learned, why she wrote this novel, 2 fun facts, and how you will make this novel important to you)

B = completion of 3/4 of this task

C = completion of 1/2 of this task

D = less than 1/2 completion of task


Enjoy your novel selection