One Book One Town Author Jacqueline Woodson 
Comes to Fairfield

Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University

March 18, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Jacqueline Woodson, author of the OBOT 2019 selection Harbor Me, will visit on Monday, March 18 at 7:00 pm at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The Fairfield Public Library and its community partners — Pequot Library, Fairfield University and the Fairfield University Bookstore — are pleased to welcome this acclaimed author to town. Prolific and popular, Woodson has written over two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle graders, children and adults. Harbor Me is the story of six classmates whose friendship encourages them through personal hardships which also mirror larger issues in society. Harbor Me was selected as a book that can be embraced and shared by readers of all ages. This is the eleventh time Fairfield has celebrated a town wide read. Registration is required: please register on the Library’s website at

Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award Winner for her bestselling memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. Among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner. In 2015, Woodson was named Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. Her adult novel, Another Brooklyn, was a 2016 National Book Award Finalist, and most recently, she was named the 2018 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature by the Library of Congress.

To include our youngest readers in OBOT, the picture book The Day You Begin, also by Woodson and illustrated by Rafael López, was chosen as another selection for this year’s celebration. The Day You Begin, a story about feeling different, was inspired by a poem in Woodson’s memoir, Brown Girl Dreaming.

For more information about OBOT events, visit the OBOT page on the Library’s website at or pick up a copy of the flyer when you are visiting the Library.

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Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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