Jaccqueline Woodson 6th National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Jacqueline Woodson!

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Events and Appearances

2019 Appearance Proposal Information

Every Child a Reader is currently accepting proposal submissions from libraries, schools, bookstores and organizations interested in hosting the 6th National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jacqueline Woodson.

Proposals are due by October 4, 2018

Locations should put together proposals that support and align with Jacqueline’s platform, Reading = HOPE x CHANGE (What’s Your Equation?), which encourages young people to think about – and beyond – the moment they’re living in, the power they possess, and the impact reading can have on showing them ways in which they can create the hope and the change they want to see in the world.
Locations are strongly encouraged to partner with organizations to ensure that events have the widest possible reach within the community.


Examples of suitable organizations to work with include:
• Juvenile detention centers
• Title 1 schools
• Homeless family support groups
• Children of incarcerated families support groups
• Refugee/immigrant support networks within the community


Learn more about Jacqueline’s platform and goals, in her own words!


Please email Shaina.Birkhead@CBCBooks.org with further questions.

2018 National Ambassador Appearances

January 9, 2018: Inauguration Ceremony at the Library of Congress

April 30, 2018: Sidney Lanier High School and Bellingrath Middle School  in Montgomery, AL

May 1, 2018: Writing class at Mt. Meigs Campus Alabama Department of Youth Services

August 29, 2018: Event with RJ Julia and the Mark Twain House

August 31 – September 2, 2018: National Book Festival at the Library of Congress

September 9, 2018: Public event with the St. Louis Public Library

September 10, 2018: St. Louis Public Library coordinated school visits (not open to the public)


Learn more about the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program.

Meet Jacqueline Woodson and learn about her inspiring platform, "Reading = Hope x Change (What's Your Equation)"

Find an Ambassador event near you.

Meet our partners and learn how you can get involved.

Who were our past ambassadors and what were their platforms?

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