Book: If You Come Softly
Group Members: Emi O., Abby R., Rachel F., Alex R., Jen D., Paige G.
Author: Jacqueline Woodson
Publisher: Speak; New York
Date: 2006
Awards: Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement, ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, Rhode Island Teen Book Award Nominee

Author Information
Born on February 12 in Columbus, Ohio, Jacqueline Woodson grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in English. She now writes full time and has won several awards. Although she spends most of her time writing, Woodson also enjoys reading the works of emerging writers and encouraging young people to write, spending time with her family, and sewing. Jacqueline Woodson currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

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