Astrid Lindgren Award winner

American author Jacqueline Woodson is the winner of the 2018 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the world’s largest children’s book award, with the laureate receiving five million Swedish kronor (more than $600,000 at present exchange rates). The award was announced live from Sweden on March 27, and was to be broadcast simultaneously at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Woodson’s 2014 memoir-in-verse, Brown Girl Dreaming, received the National Book Award.

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