Jacqueline Woodson is an American writer of books for children and adolescents. She is best known for Miracle's Boys, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles Brown Girl Dreaming, After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way. After serving as the Young People's Poet Laureate from 2015–17, she was named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, by the Library of Congress, for 2018–19.Early yearsJacqueline Woodson was born in Columbus, Ohio, but during her early years lived in Greenville, South Carolina, before moving to Brooklyn at about the age of seven.Writing career to write about communities that were familiar to me and people that were familiar to me. I wanted to write about communities of color. I wanted to write about girls.