April 26, 2018

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Video: Jacqueline Woodson Inaugurated as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

“Books change us. They can help us have the bigger conversations,” Jacqueline Woodson said during her inauguration ceremony at the Library of Congress.

Jacqueline Woodson Named National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Woodson, who won the National Book Award for her memoir in verse Brown Girl Dreaming, succeeds Gene Luen Yang in the position.

Picture of the Week: Gene Luen Yang Inaugurated as National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.

Gene Luen Yang Is Next Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

The new 2016–2017 Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is Gene Luen Yang. He will be the youngest ambassador ever, as well as the first to come from a graphic literature background.

The Kate Connection: DiCamillo Talks About her Role as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Award-winning author Kate DiCamillo talks about her plans for her new role as National Ambassador, her advice on creating an environment to foster young readers, and more in this candid conversation with Travis Jonker.

This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Kate DiCamillo Is New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo has been named the new National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, 2014–2015. SLJ blogger and contributor Travis Jonker interviewed the author to learn more about her exciting new platform, “Stories Connect Us.”