National Book Award-winning bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson

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Four-time Newberry Honoree, three-time Coretta Scott King Award winner, MacArthur Fellow, and National Book Award-winning bestselling author Jacqueline Woodson visits the San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common to present her latest Young Adult novel, Remember Us. The author discussion will be moderated by the New York Times bestselling and Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña. An audience Q&A and book signing will follow the presentation. This event is free and open to the public, and seating is first come first served. Because we expect a large crowd, reserved seating is available for those who pre-order a copy of Remember Us from the Library Shop SD.

About the Book:

Inspired by Jacqueline’s childhood in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood — dubbed The Matchbox” by the local papers because of the arson fires that consumed it during the 70s and 80s — Remember Us is the transcendent story of a coming-of-age summer in young Sage’s life. It’s the summer when Sage is trying to figure out her place in the world of boys and girls since she’s the only girl who spends her time shooting hoops with the guys. And it’s the summer of Freddy, the new kid with a philosophical outlook on life, the only person Sage feels genuinely gets” her. Together, the friends reckon with the pain of missing the things left behind as time moves on, savor what’s good in the present, and buoy each other in the face of an uncertain future.

About the Author:

Jacqueline Woodson received a 2023 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, a 2020 MacArthur Fellowship, the 2020 Hans Christian Andersen Award, the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, and the 2018 Children’s Literature Legacy Award, and she was the 2018 – 2019 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Her NY Times bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, won the National Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor, and the NAACP Image Award. Her dozens of books for young readers include Coretta Scott King Award and NAACP Image Award winner Before the Ever After, NY Times bestsellers The Day You Begin and Harbor Me, Newbery Honor winners Feathers, Show Way, and After Tupac and D Foster, and Each Kindness, which won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.