I have no tolerance for people who are not thinking deeply about things. I have no tolerance for the kind of small talk that people need to fill silence, and I have no tolerance for people not being a part of the world and being in it and trying to change it.

Jacqueline Woodson, writer

Woodson won the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for her memoir in verse, Brown Girl Dreaming.  

Jacqueline Woodson On Growing Up, Coming Out And Saying Hi To Strangers

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