Jacqueline Woodson's Locomotion Premieres at The Kennedy Center

Oct 13, 2010, 10:36 ET from Jacqueline Woodson

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 23rd, The Kennedy Center will premiere the stage adaptation of Jacqueline Woodson's novel, Locomotion, followed by a national tour in 2012.

A finalist for the National Book Award, Locomotion is the story of Lonnie Collins Motion--nicknamed Locomotion--an 11-year-old boy whose life moves from tragedy to hope as he loses one family and gains a new one.  

Jacqueline Woodson is a writer of young adult and children's books that often confront difficult issues of race, gender, and class consciousness.  Woodson is the youngest person ever to win the Margaret A. Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Young Adult Library Services Association. Her citation for that esteemed award states, "Woodson's sensitive and lyrical books reveal and give voice to outsiders often invisible to mainstream America."

This fall, Woodson will also be releasing a new book entitled Pecan Pie Baby from Putnam.

SOURCE Jacqueline Woodson