Block Party with Jason MoranThe Kennedy CenterJoin us for a FREE family event full of activities and performances to kick off the 2022-2023
Performances for Young Audiences season. Jacqueline Woodson will narrate and share poetry
with music by Jason Moran and The Bandwagon. The REACH Plaza will have outdoor games
inspired by Jacqueline’s book The World Belonged to Us: sidewalk chalk activities, hopscotch, fort
building, jump rope, double dutch, and hula hoops! Food and refreshments will also be available
for purchase onsite to keep you fueled at this fun-filled event. Most enjoyed by all ages.
- Block Party with Jason MoranThe Kennedy CenterJoin us for a FREE family event full of activities and performances to kick off the 2022-2023
- John Steinbeck "In the Souls of the People" Award: Jacqueline WoodsonThe John Steinbeck Award is given to writers, artists, thinkers, and activists whose work captures Steinbeck’s empathy, commitment to democratic values, and belief in the dignity of people who by circumstance are pushed to the fringes. The phrase “in the souls of the people” comes from Chapter 25 of The Grapes of Wrath. This section of the book, and particularly this phrase, encapsulates the writer’s enduring legacy as an engaged and socially aware artist. This year's awards ceremony will honor acclaimed author Jacqueline Woodson. FREE!