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Jacqueline Woodson Named Young People's Poet Laureate

As laureate, Woodson will collaborate with the Poetry Foundation on issues relating to young people’s literature, as well as promote poetry among children and their families, teachers, and librarians.

Woodson, like her characters, is always in motion and always discovering something fresh. As she once told an interviewer, ‘If you have no road map, you have to create your own.’ Her gifts, adventurousness and generosity, suggest she will be a terrific young people’s poet laureate.(GalleyCat)

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