Cambridge READS 2015
The Cambridge Public Library has chosen the award-winning Brown Girl Dreaming as its 2015 Cambridge READS selection and will host its author Jacqueline Woodson on November 18 in the Main Library’s Lecture Hall.
Director of Libraries Susan Flannery says: “Jacqueline Woodson’s rich and lyrical voice transcends time and place to bring readers of all backgrounds together to share her experience of coming of age in South Carolina and Brooklyn.”
Brown Girl Dreaming—a memoir of the Woodson’s childhood written in verse—is the recipient of the 2014 National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award.
Jacqueline Woodson is the author of over two dozen award-winning books for young adults and children, including The Other Side, Each Kindness, Coming on Home Soon, Locomotion, Miracle’s Boys, After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Hush. She is a four-time winner of the Newbery Honor Award, a three-time finalist for the National Book Award, and was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation.
Cambridge READS, the Cambridge Public Library’s citywide book club, promotes the love of reading and facilitates community conversations about books. It includes book discussions at the Main Library and its six branches, and culminates in an appearance by the featured author.
Recent Cambridge READS authors have included Junot Diaz, Edwidge Danticat, Audrey Schulman, Sebastian Junger, and Mark Kurlansky.
Cambridge READS is proudly sponsored by the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library with support from the Curious George Foundation.