To look more intently into ourselves, to dream and not to give up 30/03/2018 automatic translate
STOCKHOLM. Laureate of the new season of the memorial prize Astrid Lindgren - Jacqueline Woodson.
"All people, whoever they are," said Astrid Lindgren, "always lack love." Compensate for this deficit can be a good book. It is also able to become a source of confidence and vitality, to teach a lesson of tolerance. Good literature should be available, the interest of those to whom it is addressed, in this case will only increase.
These are the criteria that meet the spirit of Lindgren, and become decisive when choosing the next winner of the memorial prize. In 2018, she became an American Jacqueline Woodson (Jacqueline Woodson), the author of more than 30 books and illustrated publications for children, adolescents and adults. Her novels, novels, poems, illustrated editions - this is an honest conversation about the problems of growing up, self-identification, social problems, racism. The stories of those who do not give up, dream, learn to overcome circumstances and their own weaknesses. About segregation and prejudice. The fact that people can be different, as well as their views, sexual preferences, the approach to creating a family and choosing a profession.
This is the autobiographical Brown Girl Dreaming, written in verse - memories of childhood, mother, the first literary experiments. Beneath a Meth Moon is a desire to understand why people start taking drugs and ruining their lives. Maizon At Blue Hill is Woodson’s first book on racism. Feathers is a story about a boy who feels like a black sheep, and about hope. Hush - a story about two sisters forced to change their name and place of residence as part of the witness protection program. If You Come Softly - about the joys and sorrows of first love, the history of modern Romeo and Juliet. None of these books, like three dozen others, has been translated into Russian.
On the question of that. why she likes to write books so much, Jacqueline Woodson invariably replies: "Because it makes me happy." Like Lindgren, she is sure that you can learn to fly, even if there is a danger of flapping to the ground. Her books are an occasion to reflect on the causes of continuous wars, disunity, cruelty and look more closely at ourselves. As once advised the great Swedish storyteller.
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