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Jacqueline Woodson

Middle Grade/Young Adult

book cover of Between Madison And Palmetto

Between Madison And Palmetto

When Maizon returns to Brooklyn from Blue Hill, the boarding school she’s been attending, she’s not sure if she and Margaret will still be best friends.

Where it takes place:

In the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York.

Where I wrote it:

In Bushwick and in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Why I wrote it:

A lot of readers wrote and asked what happened after Maizon got home from boarding school. I decided I’d write a trilogy.

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.