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Where to find critical reviews and articles

Jacqueline has been reviewed in The New York Times Book Review, The Horn Book Magazine, School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, Audiofile, and many more. You can do individual searches through these publications.

You can also go to your library and search her name in the following databases:

  • Book Review Digest: a list, by book, of all major book reviews. Extremely useful.
  • Magillon Literature Plus: a few critical articles about her books.
  • MLA International Bibliography: a quick search yields a variety of sources, including book reviews, critical articles, interviews, and academic works discussing her books.
  • Popular Magazine: hundreds of hits come up in this database! This database pulls articles from hundreds of mainstream magazines.
Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson

Jacqueline Woodson is an American writer of books for adults, children, and adolescents. She is best known for her National Book Award-Winning memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and her Newbery Honor-winning titles After Tupac and D Foster, Feathers, and Show Way. Her picture books The Day You Begin and The Year We Learned to Fly were NY Times Bestsellers. After serving as the Young People’s Poet Laureate from 2015 to 2017, she was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress for 2018–19. She was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 2020. Later that same year, she was named a MacArthur Fellow.