Jacqueline Woodson - Red at the Bone — in conversation with Lynn Neary

Upcoming Event
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The 2018-‘19 National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Woodson is the award-winning author of dozens of books for children, young adults, and above, including the classic Brown Girl Dreaming. Her new novel, written for adults, and infused with her signature insight and rich, poetic prose, opens in 2001 in Brooklyn. The occasion is Melody’s sixteenth birthday, but it proves bittersweet as the assembled family recalls Melody’s mother—who never reached age sixteen. Charting the course of two families from different classes, Woodson’s affecting narrative tackles identity, ambition, desire, and parenthood as well as exploring how the decisions young people make change the generations to come. Woodson will be in conversation with Lynn Neary, longtime NPR arts correspondent.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Red at the Bone: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525535270
Availability: Coming Soon—Pre-Order Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 17th, 2019