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National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature

World Read Aloud Day - A Worldwide Celebration (Slideshow)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.08.2012 | Books
Rocco Staino

"It's terrific to watch kids respond to print on paper. If we get one in ten of these kids to become avid readers then this event is worth it."

Walter Dean Myers, New Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Monica Edinger | Posted 03.05.2012 | Books
Monica Edinger

His commitment to young readers, literacy, and literature is remarkable and he will be an incredible role model to adults and children alike.

The New National Ambassador For Young Readers

Posted 01.04.2012 | Books

This morning, Walter Dean Myers was appointed the new National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He is an author of literature for young adult...

Why You Should Read More

Katherine Paterson | Posted 03.04.2012 | Books
Katherine Paterson

Read for fun, read for information, read in order to understand yourself and other people with quite different ideas. Learn about the world beyond your door. Learn to be compassionate and grow in wisdom. Books can help us in all these ways.

Katherine Paterson, Author Of 'Bridge To Terabithia', Appointed National Ambassador For Young People's Literature

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Ms. Paterson, who is perhaps best known for the novel "Bridge to Terabithia," said it was reading that informed her future writing self. As the daught...