STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Jacqueline Woodson has been awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for Children’s Literature (ALMA) in Stockholm, Sweden. She became the fourth American recipient in the 16 year history of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial award.
— Jacqueline Woodson (@JackieWoodson) 27 mars 2018
“They started calling at 4.30am and I was sound asleep. My partner picked up the phone and handed it to me and when you get a call from someone that early you think, oh no somebody has died,” Jacqueline Woodson told Swedish Radio’s Culture department.”