Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

5 Jan

woodson.jpgJacqueline Woodson, a four-time Newbery Honor Medalist, Coretta Scott King Book Award winner, former Young People’s Poet Laureate, and National Book Award Winner has just been named the sixth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. An inauguration ceremony will be held on Tuesday, January 9 at 10:30am at the Library of Congress and will be livestreamed on the Library of Congress’s YouTube Channel.

She will have big shoes to fill as she succeeds Gene Luen Yang, Kate DiCamillo, Walter Dean Myers, Katherine Paterson and Jon Scieszka, but I have no doubt that given her platform, “READING = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?)” Jacqueline will do a fine job of working with kids across the country and showing how they can make even the smallest difference in the world. Check out the School Library Journal’s article for more information about Jacqueline’s campaign and plans for her ambassadorship.

The National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature is jointly sponsored by the Children’s Book Council, Every Child a Reader and the Library of Congress.

 

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