American author whose work is notable for its themes of racial and sexual identity. Among her most acclaimed books is 2014's Brown Girl Dreaming, which received the National Book Award, Newbery Medal and NAACP Image Award.Her novel Miracle's Boys was adapted into a six-part miniseries directed by Spike Lee, LaVar Burton and others in 2002.She has cited the work of novelist Toni Morrison as a key influence.BEFORE FAME
She studied Drama at Howard University and received her B.A. in English from Adelphi University in 1985.PERSONAL LIFE
She has a daughter named Toshi Georgianna and a son named Jackson-Lero.FUN FACTS
Young Adult Author Jacqueline Woodson were born on Tuesday, birthstone is Amethyst, the seaon was Winter in the Chinese year of Rabbite, it is 42 days until Jacqueline Woodson next birthday.