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

Events and Appearances

(This page will be regularly updated as new events are scheduled.)

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


2018 Appearance Proposal Information

Jacqueline Woodson’s platform as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is 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.

We are anticipating a high volume of requests for Jacqueline. Thank you for the time you’re taking on your proposal and we ask for your understanding as we read and evaluate all the proposals for a limited number of spots.

The deadline for all appearance requests is February 5, 2018. Please only submit proposals for 2018 appearances. You will have the opportunity to re-submit for 2019. You may submit using this form.

We strongly encourage locations to include other organizations and groups in your community when writing your proposal.

If you are a library, bookstore, or school, please sign up to be a 2018 Children’s Book Week event locations. Details and signup form here!

We are specifically looking for events that align with Jacqueline’s platform and the mission of the program.

State Center for the Book affiliates wishing to request an appearance from the Ambassador may direct their requests to

Please email with further questions.

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?