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Kent District Library Presents An Evening with Jacqueline Woodson

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Jacqueline Woodson

Kent County, MI — Kent District Library is pleased to welcome award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson to help wrap up KDL Reads, a community reading program centered on Woodson’s book Brown Girl Dreaming. The event will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 26 at Comstock Park High School, located at 150 Six Mile Rd. NE.

People of all ages are invited to hear Woodson read from her powerful coming-of-age memoir and hear her discuss how she found her voice to tell her story through beautifully rendered poems steeped in memory and rich with family ties. A book sale and signing will take place after the presentation.

“For our first ever KDL Reads program, we could not have picked a more successful book! Brown Girl Dreaming has brought people together from all over the county and launched significant discussions about growing up, the experience of family, and, of course race. It will be a thrill to see the people who’ve enjoyed this memoir experience Jacqueline in person, especially the students,” said Heidi Nagel, Communications Manager at Kent District Library.

Woodson is currently the Young People’s Poet Laureate as awarded by the Poetry Foundation. She has also been awarded the Caldecott Medal, the Correta Scott King Award, the NAACP Image Award and many other awards and accolades.

Kent District Library is a public library system operating 18 branch libraries. KDL serves nearly 400,000 residents of 27 governmental units, comprising most of Kent County, Michigan. KDL is an IRS-designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit supported by millage dollars and private donations.