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Jacqueline Woodson : the real thing

Author: Lois T Stover
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003.
Series: Scarecrow studies in young adult literature, 11.
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"Woodson's seventh-grade English teacher returned her first short story with the comment "You are the real thing." Jacqueline Woodson: "The Real Thing" explores how Woodson became the real thing, why she deserves to be acknowledged as one of the finest writers for young adults today, who her literary mentors have been, and how her family history has helped to shape her as an artist, beginning with the success of her
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Stover, Lois T.
Jacqueline Woodson.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003
(OCoLC)747358035
Named Person: Jacqueline Woodson; Jacqueline Woodson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lois T Stover
ISBN: 0810848570 9780810848573
OCLC Number: 52208375
Description: xvi, 189 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. On becoming--and staying--a writer --
2. On being powerless and invisible: the dear one and hush --
3. On being homeless: I hadn't meant to tell you this, Lena, and locomotion --
4. On being friends: the Margaret and Maizon trilogy --
5. On being different: from the notebooks of Melanin Sun and the house you pass on the way --
6. On maturing as a writer: if you come softly, miracle's boys, autobiography of a family photo, the short stories, and children's books.
Series Title: Scarecrow studies in young adult literature, 11.
Responsibility: Lois Thomas Stover.
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"Woodson's seventh-grade English teacher returned her first short story with the comment "You are the real thing." Jacqueline Woodson: "The Real Thing" explores how Woodson became the real thing, why she deserves to be acknowledged as one of the finest writers for young adults today, who her literary mentors have been, and how her family history has helped to shape her as an artist, beginning with the success of her first novel, Last Summer with Maizon, in 1990. Over the past decade, Woodson has made a steady contribution to the field, providing quality literature for both younger and older adolescents and tackling difficult themes in the process.

This volume includes a critical analysis of how Woodon's life and work intertwine and of the themes and her own goals as a writer and artist."--Jacket.

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