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The LitWorld Gala

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Current at Chelsea Piers
6 - 9pm


Jacqueline Woodson is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She received the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award and Children’s Literature Legacy Award. Her New York Times bestselling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, won the National Book Award, as well as the Coretta Scott King Award, Newbery Honor Award, and NAACP Image Award. Her adult book, Another Brooklyn, was a National Book Award finalist, and her many books for young readers include Newbery Honor winners FeathersShow Way, and After Tupac and D Foster, and the picture book Each Kindness, which won the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award. She lives in Brooklyn.


We hope you will be able to join us for this special night of gratitude, story telling, and celebration. For more information and to arrange table sales and sponsorships, please email Jodi at