Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Announcing the New National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

The prolific, acclaimed children's author, Katherine Paterson, has been named as the successor to Jon Scieszka, last year's National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Paterson has won numerous awards, including the Newbery Medal for Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved, and the National Book Award for The Great Gilly Hopkins and The Master Puppeteer. She was honored with the title of Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000.

She has chosen as the theme for her tenure "Read for Your Life," a wonderful bit of advice for all of us to follow!

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