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Realistic Fiction



Jon Scieszka meets children's author, Jacqueline Woodson, and they discuss the content of her books and her ideas. For primary and secondary English students.

Jon, the best sellin American children's writer and US ambassador for children's literature, asks Jacqueline what she sets out to achieve when she writes her realistic fiction and questions whether some of the topics are suitable for children.

Jacqueline, who writes for younger children and teenagers, explains that by tackling sensitive issues, such as race and death, can be really beneficial to children and informative.


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