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Book Awards: Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Various book awards and links to the books in our collection. Happy reading!

National Ambassador for Young People's LIterature

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Previous Ambassadors

Jason Reynolds (2020-2021)

Jacqueline Woodson (2018-2019)

Gene Luen Yang (2016–17)

Kate DiCamillo (2014–15)

Walter Dean Myers (2012–13)

Katherine Paterson (2010–11)

Jon Scieszka (2008–9)

 

About the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

The position of National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature was created to raise national awareness of the importance of young people’s literature as it relates to lifelong literacy, education, and the development and betterment of the lives of young people.

The selection, made by the Librarian of Congress, is based on recommendations from an independent committee comprising educators, librarians, booksellers and children’s literature experts.

The National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is an initiative of the Library of Congress, in partnership with Every Child a Reader ad the Children's Book Council, with generous support from Dollar General Literacy Foundation.