April 18, 2019

Bestselling American Author Jacqueline Woodson's New Book "Red At The Bone" To Be Released In September 2019

Fans of the literary works of the American writer Jacqueline Woodson has something to look forward to this year. It was recently announced that the prolific author's newest book titled Red at the Bone will be released on September of this year. The cover for the new book has also been released. Check it out below.

The 56-year-old Woodson has penned over two dozen books. She has written for a wide array of audiences from children to young adults to adults. Many of her works are huge bestsellers. For some, he accumulated a stunning collection of awards and recognition. These include the Coretta Scott King Award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature for the Library of Congress, the Young People's Poet Laureate, the National Book Award, the Hans Christian Andersen Award, and the Newberry Honor.

Here's the description for her newest book Red at the Bone:
An extraordinary new novel about the influence of history on a contemporary family, from the New York Times-bestselling and National Book Award-winning author of Another Brooklyn and Brown Girl Dreaming.

Two families from different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy and the child that it produces. Moving forward and backward in time, with the power of poetry and the emotional richness of a narrative ten times its length, Jacqueline Woodson's extraordinary new novel uncovers the role that history and community have played in the experiences, decisions, and relationships of these families, and in the life of this child.

As the book opens in 2001, it is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody's coming of age ceremony in her grandparents' Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, escorted by her father to the soundtrack of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer: Melody's mother, for her own ceremony-- a celebration that ultimately never took place.

Unfurling the history of Melody's parents and grandparents to show how they all arrived at this moment, Woodson considers not just their ambitions and successes but also the costs, the tolls they've paid for striving to overcome expectations and escape the pull of history. As it explores sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood, Red at the Bone most strikingly looks at the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives--even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.

The cover for Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson.
Red at the Bone will be released on September 17, 2019. You can preorder it right now on Amazon. Read an interview with Woodson wherein she talks about her new book here.