Author: Jacqueline Woodson

The Day You Begin

I am a huge admirer of Jacqueline Woodson, the author of The Day You Begin, Brown Girl Dreaming, and my all-time favorite, Locomotion. Jacqueline Woodson was named the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in 2018. She coined the equation: Reading = Hope x Change.” We find hope in what we read,” she said. “And that reading and hope changes us.” Our kids are these beautiful, blank, hopeful slates, let’s etch on their hearts what it really means to love our neighbor. Parnassus has an incredible selection of children and young adult literature by black authors that are committed to writing a new story of hope for all of us.


May 31, 2020