Jacqueline Woodson and the End of the World


I think I was pretty nervous about it as a kid. I think I did [have] that fear of the world coming to an end. I think also it’s kind of how kids exist anyway, you know? You’re always fearing change; you’re always fearing the wrath of a parent; you’re always fearing that something is going to go wrong somewhere. Armageddon was just yet another one of those fears.

Jacqueline Woodson speaks with NPR about her religious background, coming out to her family, and her fear of the end of the world.

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