About this episode
Jacqueline Woodson recognizes that our stories are part of an enduring legacy that stretches far beyond our own lifetimes. Embracing the concept of a continuum, she draws inspiration from preceding generations and carries their narratives forward in her writing. Woodson's impactful voice has left an indelible mark on the literary landscape, inspiring millions and advocating for progress and inclusivity.
"For me, in the fiction, it is so much about keeping that continuum going, that someone's gonna come along after me and tell a story that's connected to the story that I've told. I'm telling the story that's connected to the writers and the relatives who came before me.” - Jacqueline Woodson
In this episode, she talks about the importance of acknowledging your space in the continuum, she reflects on the industry’s evolution throughout her career through the lens of a Black queer writer, and she talks about setting the next generation up to carry on our stories and the stories that came before us.
- Chapter 1 - Starting in the Middle
- Chapter 2 - The Continuum
- Chapter 3 - Ballad of the Sad Café
- Chapter 4 - Jacqueline’s Beginning
- Chapter 5 - Empowering the Future
- Chapter 6 - A Different Story
- Chapter 7 - 500 Questions
- Chapter 8 - Reading Black
- Chapter 9 - Beanstack Featured Librarian
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